Automotive infotainment is a combination of in-vehicle entertainment and information and includes in-vehicle navigation, audio, video, as well as internet connectivity. The system is embedded with mobile navigation systems, telematics systems, and video systems. These systems are based on an operating system.
An operating system (OS) is an integral part of a system as it acts as an interface between user and the hardware components. The OS acts as the base of operations for many software components like middleware and automotive firmware to enable the required functionalities in the infotainment system.