QtWS15- How Qt Meets the Automotive Technology Requirements of Today…

QtWS15- How Qt Meets the Automotive Technology Requirements of Today…


everybody hear me okay yeah so my name is Petra Hollander you might have already seen me on the stage during the keynotes if not I’m the head of product management for the cute company and I would like to learn a little little about you how many of you work in the automotive industry excellent excellent how many of you actually own a connected car yeah that’s what I was afraid of do we know what we’re doing yeah I actually belong to the crowd as well I just owned a slightly connected car for a month now and and I’ve been trying to squeeze in the 30 day to the day window and and it’s it’s been it’s been a nice ride so a few things about agenda today so I’ll try to go through a little bit more in detail what is happening in automotive industry why do we think the cute is relevant it seems that cute is quite relevant because they are quite many participants here today why have we built the cute automotive sweet what it actually is and how do we plan on leveraging open source and the cute project in in the process i like i like i said on the stage earlier today we want to invite all who are interested in discussing on how to how the joint is this this collaboration ok let’s go forward I think we already heard earlier today some ideas of how automotive industry is changing and I think that the change is quite dramatic at the moment young people might not want to own a car they might not want to own a car because of economical reasons Oracle ecological reasons there are lots of ecological reasons for for the developments in course electric costs fuels our course the materials used in cars are much more high-tech than they were 20 years ago the cars are getting much lighter there’s a huge load of technology in the course from advanced driver assistance system all the way to the autonomous car cars that are just around the corner I personally believe that in five years there will be a lot of course much more than we can imagine today that are autonomous that are actually driving on the on the on the streets they might not be driving on the streets in Finland where it’s snowing and stuff like that but in more sunny places they should be more abundant of course they usually have more money in those places as well but let’s not get into that and of course there is a lifestyle we want to be connected we want to we want to understand where we’re going we want to have all the gadgets and perks available whenever we are in the car as well so why do we think that cute is relevant in automotive first of all it’s the technology we believe and we also have something to show for that that cute with cute you can create the stunning user experiences you want to have on your device’s cute is not the limiting factor like large said earlier we want to make the ninety percent of the use cases very fast and very convenient for you and then we want you to enable you to actually do what whatever tweaks you want to actually get the last ten percent done we are not limiting you in which way you actually do your work so whether you need to have a touch whether you need to have and writing whether need you need to have augmented reality multiple screens many different hardware configurations the technology is up to the task already the ecosystem is also very important factor there you’ve heard today that that we have an official estimate that the cute ecosystem is around 800,000 developers we’re looking at the download statistics and and and the site visits I would I’m personally of the opinion that there’s more than medium people actually involved with the cute technology today we are independent maybe in the keynote sessions we didn’t want to say out loud but you know if you buy into the Apple or Google or Microsoft ecosystem you might end up having dependencies there that you would regret in the future with us you can do whatever you ever you want what’s also nice thing is that the cute company and cue the suds we are not ultimately specific and I think that’s also also an important thing the comp the technology and the company will go forward even if there are ups and downs in the in the industry so so you’re not caught into that that as well so the horizontal part is very very important even though we’re talking about the automotive vertical at the moment we believe in not doing everything by ourselves and in order to maximize innovation I think everything that you have to enable third-party innovation you have to be able to enable creating software even outside the automotive companies themselves you know there are lots of small smaller companies who might be able to create whatever if if they would actually have access to those automotive platforms which are now which are now onyx not nautic accessible to any company so we want to change that we want to have an automotive platform that anybody can download and start experient experimenting with we also want to enable and leverage existing work like Denis the Alliance which has done a lot to define what what kind of interfaces should be actually having the car what kind of services should be actually having the car so we want to work on top of that the automotive grade Linux people are doing so a new software distribution and we also want to work with them and i found it a very nice thing that now AGL and Geneva actually are talking together so there is a lot of collaboration even between those those post parties you an ex is a very important platform in automotive today as well and we are taking steps towards enabling that that as well so we want to have be present you know all relevant automotive platforms what’s also nice is that you have the choice of actually using cute qml or html5 when creating applications we want to enable and have the appropriate AP is available for both qml and html5 developers for the future so you’re not locked in on any of those as those technologies you have the freedom to choose how you develop your applications for example the w3c has has been at hard work for the past years to define automotive abis and they will most probably get them finalized early next year and we are planning on on having implemented those those aprs in the cute or Molly sweet what are we trying to achieve in the end we would like to be in a situation where creating an application in automotive is as easy as you’d be developing an application on your desktop that’s that might be seem like a far-fetched thing to some people but that’s that’s the endgame that that we’re aiming at the flexibility of cute is something that we’ve Warner we want to bring up as well so you are free to mix and match whatever technologies you need there and we actually want to provide the the tools and the glue for you so that you can enable whatever Hardware you might have on the car and then you can expose to the software to the application developer whatever interfaces you actually need to have there are actually many examples where an OEM or tier 1 has implemented an application or a complete software stack and then come to a conclusion that they have to change the hardware a bit and they have ended up implementing the whole thing over again which is which doesn’t add too much value and with that huge of course as a cross-platform toolkit should help you also the development cycles in automotive on are measured in years many times we would like to have that change so that we could be talking about months instead of years so all the tooling required for that change 10 collaboration are almost synonyms and cute more for automotive sweet is embracing that approaches well we will leverage the cute project governance model when divining the relevant automotive AP is a cassette in the keynote we have had initial initial partners KDA be biological in defining this but we are inviting all of you to actually join in the work and see what we can take this is offering to we have also been implementing a lot of new functionality int accused for device creation product which is the base baseline for for this offering as well such as virtual enhancing the virtual keyboard and and writing capabilities voice recognition text to speech those kinds of things so there are a lot of possibilities in that but the collaboration model yes we are using the acute project and the meritocratic community model if you’re not familiar with this concept of meritocracy it means that there is an open discussion on the merits of each contribution and they are decisions based on that discussion instead of doing committee compromise this tells me that everybody is able to participate but it doesn’t mean that everybody what his contributions are accepted at least as is which really believe that that by collaborating we will create a win-win situation for the whole community or ecosystem and also the automotive industries well there are lots of things on the table we know that that majority of the automotive OEMs are looking into cute and we shouldn’t be losing anything by doing this if for some reason we fail then I think it should be a good lesson learned for for for the industry as well that that trying to do something good and nice for and and how what are the mechanics of failure in that in that case have them are or aren’t bit yeah thanks so what’s different from the standard cute that we’ve had have in the cute for automotive sweet here is a rough overview of things so the QT toolkit is in the middle that’s as is there is no specific things there so you can if you are already developing stuff on cute you can you can use that however you like it in the future as well there will be this middle way adaptation where we will be integrating these other automotive platforms in there so that’s something that that will bring new functionality what we are really aiming at is get getting those cute automotive api’s defined and done so this is this will be something something new and this should help creating applications so you might have end up creating applications targeted at the geneva-based platform and in the end running the application in some qnx platform so we are kind of creating another level of cross-platform into the automotive with this offering there will be application management functionality is there to enable multi multi process support sandboxing security ease of installation of third-party software there will be additional tooling that are ultimately specific as well and then what we also discovered is that there should be a host of services available as well the cute company itself most probably won’t be providing these lots of at least lots of these services but we hope that the ecosystem has those players that will take up on those so we have identified the kind of things that you might want to have or use whenever building building a complete solution about the timeline of things as this is also an open source offering there will be a technology preview at the end of this year available with the full stack and we we have we are doing it in a way that we are not tied to any cute releases so this is this is not tight for example to to come out together with good five or six it would be nice if it would come around that of course but this is something that will come out as a separate separate package the technology preview is available for development purposes it’s not meant yet ready for for actual commercial deployments but delivery ready version will be a or should be available around April 2016 okay with that overview I’d like to conclude of course if there are any questions I’m happy too happy to answer answer them and the call to action to all of you is to think about it how you could join in the joining the effort there should be a website up in relation to this and we will have people in the autumn of this week both in the exhibition area as well if you have someone to one discussion items in your mind I like cute so I’m going to play the whole stack advocate what should I say to anybody that asks why is cute even trying since Google is spending a lot of money on automotive and Apple is spending a lot of money on automotive why is cute so good here why is cute going to have a chance yeah that’s an excellent question I think that we have thought that much about ourselves like I said there are things that are not under your own control if you choose the Apple or the google and there are things that of course it would be stupid not to enable functionality in costs that are actually enhance it today for example the apple carplay or Google Google car I think you know it’s good to have have the interaction there but to actually own the platform maybe have the enables for big data for your purposes not apples or Google’s purposes those are you know very big things and and the interest that we see with the automotive OEMs at the moment I think our evidence of that that they have the same kind of thinking that that we have we do understand that we are a bit smaller players than then Apple or Google but still with the user base with the technology that has been built over the years I think we have a chance to actually make something big here and there are millions of costs using cute on the roads even today and there will be more millions in the future we know that for sure we have further shins we have a small box collecting some GPS from course I could we make application doing the same and how do we get this up into for instance pull sorghum bmes and so on okay I can’t speak for Volkswagens of BMWs but I think this is a great example of things that we want to enable the platform we want to enable all companies to have access to the api’s and and and bring service providers so that you would be able to market your hardware to the OEMs and say that okay this is plugged into the cute automotive sweet so if you’re using that it’s just plug and play and go and you get you can have the stuff integrated there already but we want to be the enabler we don’t want to you know restrict things and keep things to ourselves we want to enable to open and and go with the other way other way around I think we have time for one more question any more questions map or a list of those OEMs that actually joined with the project correctly know so like like I said earlier today we just announced this we have KDA be biological working with us with this there are 0 ms and dear ones like we say in the pipeline we are talking with them we are hoping that we are able to quite soon tell great news about about some real use cases around this but at the moment no and of course when starting up some collaborate collaboration like this it’s not feasible to have like 20 participants at once so we started with two we hope to expand that pretty fast and then to move on from there ok all right thank you for your talk I’m hoping for great views of huge in the automotive


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