Design win; Link Motion develops connected car computer with Qt

August 10, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Link Motion used Qt in the course of designing its Automotive Computer Platform; and continued that engagement with use of Qt in the development of its integrated automotive computer which includes infotainment and instrument clusters.

Link Motion is a dedicated automotive software and hardware company that focuses on the core computing problem in the automotive connected world: creating secure, robust and reliable car computing platform in a cost efficient way. Link Motion solution is a single computer that supports multiple displays, including central unit, cluster and HUD for a wide range of automotive customers. Unlike most automotive entertainment and information systems, Link Motion’s car computer was designed with security built in from the start.

The Qt Company ( Espoo, Finland) develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses, aiming to enable the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices.

 

Link Motion says it chose to use Qt because of its wide ecosystem support, effective tool chain and for ease of rapidly creating high performance (60 fps) interfaces. Jouni Mikkonen, CEO of Link Motion says: “Qt is a great choice for us in building an excellent and customizable user experience. Thanks to its graphical capabilities, we are able to render visually impressive, high-performance, hardware accelerated graphics on two or three screens at once.”

Tero Marjamäki, the Head of Automotive at The Qt Company, states: “I am really excited about Link Motion’s decision to use Qt for their multi-screen automotive solution. The automotive industry is following us closely and we already have a broad range of automotive brands in our portfolio. Tier-1s and OEMs who are developing in-vehicle systems for regular family cars, to electric vehicles, sports cars and super cars are turning to Qt for a solution that is setting the new industry standard for automotive cockpit development. Working together with Link Motion, further strengthens Qt’s position in the automotive cluster and HUD solutions.”

 

The Qt Company; http://qt.io