Novi Sad, Serbia – September 14, 2023
Driven by the global trend in Android Automotive adoption among major OEMs, RT-RK has made substantial investments in developing technology to provide state-of-the-art solutions for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. In response to the OEMs’ need for scalable integration, mARTini, a cutting-edge container solution, now stands as the most advanced platform for supporting Android apps within Linux-based IVI systems.
The Android containerization approach is coming to spotlight offering numerous advantages over the commonly used hypervisor, in support of both Linux and Android. Firstly, it maintains the OEM brand identity by rendering the Android UI invisible. Its dynamic and optimized memory allocation positions it as the frontrunner in Bill of Materials (BOM) optimization. Moreover, elimination of a hypervisor license fee makes the container approach even more cost-effective.
The mARTini Android container boasts support for a wide array of demanding features, including multi-display capabilities, multi-touch functionality, seamless user inputs between Linux and Android environments, multimedia integration, and voice interactions, among others. The concept allows for a choice of performance / integration tradeoff that aligns with customer’s specific needs. Moreover, the issues of security, Android compatibility, and updates for new Android versions are all addressed as inherent to the concept.
“We are committed to providing a commercial-grade, containerized Android solution that can efficiently scale for OEMs, ensuring cost-effectiveness, a secure roadmap, and a robust support structure. This solution allows OEMs to maintain full control over IVI software while capitalizing on the Android Automotive benefits. Consequently, we are expanding our integration efforts to encompass a broader range of platforms. Following our initial integration with Qualcomm, Telechips, and MediaTek SoCs, mARTini is now seamlessly integrated into NXP, enabling us to create more constructive collaboration with prospective customers.
“Today, we are witnessing a fresh surge of interest in this technology, emanating not solely from the automotive sector but also from diverse industries. This resurgence underscores the maturity of the technology itself and mirrors the market’s evolving demand for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) solutions that incorporate Android as a container within Linux systems. We are prepared for a broad spectrum of industry applications,” said Krsto Lazic, Business Development Manager at RT-RK.
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RT-RK is a premium embedded software development house in Southeast Europe, with a focus on consumer electronics and infotainment systems. The company was founded in 1991, and currently employs 500+ engineers. RT-RK has a background in being a near shore development center of silicon vendor, networking, automotive, and consumer electronics companies. RT-RK operates under the umbrella of TTTech Group. https://www.rt-rk.com/