PLINTA - Platform for safe and secure integration of in-vehicle user functions
Purpose and goal
PLINTA aims to create a reference implementation and a demonstrator of a modern infotainment platform based on an open and secure architecture. The reference implementation serves both as proof of concept and as fundament for promoting the enablers in the platform and thereby establish buy-in and momentum for taking these further towards industrialization. The platform should lower the threshold for creation of any new User Experience and thereby contribute to strengthen Sweden on the international automotive market. The platform will contribute to the development of safer cars.
Results and expected effects
It is possible to use an open and flexible environment for development of new functionality in the infotainment area. Though, adding new user experiences into todays vehicles is a time consuming and costly task due to legacy commercial agreements and platform complexity. A consolidation of the many platforms into a few platforms with trusted long term evolution independent of vehicle program cycles is required. The work in PLINTA can trigger and inspire the Swedish automotive industry to seek out the opportunities for bringing these ideas to life and find clear business models.
Approach and implementation
The project is realized as a collaboration project between Volvo Car Corporation, HiQ, Semcon and Pelagicore. In accordance to the contractual undertakings for the PLINTA project each party takes responsibility for the implementation and integration of work items into a reference system. The reference system has been demonstrated at events outside the actual project. An agile mindset has been applied in the project, which among other things resulted in depeopment being made in 4-week sprints that ends with a demonstration of the functionality implemented by each project partner.