BlackBerry has updated QNX Advanced Virtualization Frameworks (QAVF) with support for Google’s latest Android Automotive OS (AAOS) reference implementation (Trout 1.0).
Already in use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across multiple production programs, this new version of QAVF will further enable embedded automotive software developers to simplify development, accelerate time to market and reduce costs when building Android Automotive OS-based IVI systems.
QNX Advanced Virtualization Frameworks extends the functionality of the QNX Hypervisor and the QNX Hypervisor for Safety to support the complex sharing and abstraction of the underlying hardware in a hypervised environment for systems including digital cockpits, domain controllers and other high-performance compute applications requiring a mix of safety and non-safety functions.
The QNX Hypervisor products, QAVF and Trout 1.0 together enable a rapid application development environment, while leveraging the features and advantages provided by the Android operating system
Virtualization is a fundamental requirement in current and next generation cockpit architectures. The combination of Trout 1.0, QNX Hypervisor for Safety and QNX safety certified shared device drivers simplifies the integration of Android for customers while simultaneously providing an ideal environment for developing mixed-criticality systems.
In addition to supporting Trout 1.0, QNX is extending QAVF to align with the latest VIRTIO standards and add USB management, filesystem sharing and specialized graphics sharing for mission critical environments.