Tietoevry partners with automotive-developer HaleyTek to bring high-end Android-based infotainment to Polestar and Volvo Cars
15 November 2022
Tietoevry Create, the global business design and software engineering arm of Tietoevry, has agreed to partner with HaleyTek, a joint venture between Volvo Cars and ECARX, to develop an Android Open Source Project-based infotainment system for current and future Polestar and Volvo car models. The companies will focus on developing the platform software that enables a smooth in-car audio experience. This brings the power of Android to cars – introducing openness, customization, and scale to automotive infotainment systems and head units.
Android is a widely-known operating system used in billions of devices every day. Android Automotive is a version of the Android OS tailored for in-car infotainment systems. Since its introduction in 2017, the full-stack open-source OS has been gaining more and more interest from car manufacturers around the world.
Tietoevry Create now supports HaleyTek with Android OS audio architecture design, implementation, integration and test automation, as well as with developing wireless connectivity over Bluetooth.
"We have been working with Android for mobile devices since 2011. When we started to look at the automotive version in 2017, we quickly saw the potential it had for our customers,” says Emmanuel Maillard, Vice-President, Automotive Software at Tietoevry Create. “We’re delighted to help HaleyTek bring a high-end automotive platform to current and future Polestar and Volvo car models. Our shared goal is to provide drivers and passengers with an outstanding in-car infotainment experience.”
“At HaleyTek we’re developing a common Android-ready infotainment platform for several OEMs within the Geely group. A big part of this task was to ramp up the right competence to help us achieve the top-notch quality expected from our products,” says Jorge Jara, Engineering Manager at HaleyTek. “We looked all around Europe for the best engineers to support us. This is how we found the talented automotive team at Tietoevry Create, now a key partner in developing the top-quality next-generation technology our customers deserve in upcoming vehicles.”
Tietoevry Create has significant hands-on experience in developing the Android OS. We help our customers to build high-quality software for smartphones, tablets and TV sets, as well as provide expertise on in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI) for top-tier automotive companies. Tietoevry Create is also part of the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA) Android Special Interest Group.
Tietoevry creates purposeful technology that reinvents the world for good. We are a leading technology company with a strong Nordic heritage and global capabilities. Based on our core values of openness, trust and diversity, we work with our customers to develop digital futures where businesses, societies, and humanity thrive.
Our 24 000 experts globally specialize in cloud, data, and software, serving thousands of enterprise and public-sector customers in more than 90 countries. Tietoevry’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and the company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ exchange in Helsinki and Stockholm, as well as on Oslo Børs. www.tietoevry.com
HaleyTek is a joint venture between Volvo Cars and ecarx. We’re on a mission to develop software for Android-powered Infotainment systems, for current and future Volvo and Polestar models. We will also make this software available for other brands, mainly within the Geely group. Our focus is on the platform software that enables navigation, media, voice assistants and other services to run on cutting-edge hardware. Quite simply, we want to change the world. www.haleytek.com