Hardware Independent Software Framework for In-Vehicle Information Systems 2001-01-0074
New technologies are being incorporated into vehicles more rapidly then ever before. These products require a display to present information, and a reliable in-vehicle network to communicate. Speed to market is critical. In order to compete, manufacturers, suppliers and third-party developers must have a dynamic, robust testing and development environment for these products. Any integrated environment must facilitate easy creation and on-going support of devices that interface with in-vehicle networks and digital displays. Such devices will shape the future of transportation.
The In-Vehicle Information System (IVIS) framework allows vehicle manufacturers to integrate, test, and maintain on-board information systems. A new system is assembled from software and hardware components, interconnected using desktop graphical design tools, and tested in both simulated and bench environments.