The market for automotive infotainment operating systems represents a major opportunity for software vendors, with platform sales climbing to nearly 130 million units in 2020, said IHS.
Egil Juliussen, research director for IHS Automotive, said: “Growth is being driven by the multiplicity of platforms in many cars, with a single auto potentially having one OS for the head unit and navigation, another for the telematics system and hands-free interface for mobile phones, and yet another for the rear-seat entertainment system.”
While self-driving cars are still many years off into the future, autonomous vehicles will be a major topic of discussion at CES.
The first self-driving cars will hit the road in 2024. Global sales are expected to rise to 226,000 in 2025, to 4.2 million in 2030 and to 11.8 million in 2035.