Android Automotive Practice

Seamlessly integrate Android Automotive into your In-Vehicle Infotainment systems
Android Automotive Practice
The Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS) extends the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with key extensions for automotive use. While Android Auto is a feature for mobile phone projection, (AAOS) is a complete OS that supports the majority of the features for today’s In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

Technology is an essential part of our lives, and we are continuously deploying it for safety, entertainment and for simplification.  Android Automotive OS (AAOS) is an operating system for car infotainment systems which manages multiple functions within the vehicle, such as media playing, navigation, voice, vehicle settings, A/C, seat positions and more. With Android R release in 2020, AAOS is expected to have features that are in-line with major competitors such as QNX, GENIVI and AGL.


With a workforce of more than 500 Android Engineers, HARMAN is a leading Tier 1 supplier, working on key Automotive SoP programs with our global customers. As a Google 3PL Partner, we have certified 190+ headunits on Android Auto Projection for OEMs and Tier 1s. HARMAN has implemented a number of customized HMI designs for various OEMs that use widget-based HMI concepts compatible with the Android overview/home widget.


HARMAN assets are utilized to fast track AAOS Integration on headunits with common UI library providing app-consistency and reduced effort. Also, they provide assets for logging, audit, monitoring and diagnostics. Additionally, the have extensions for Android HAL to add more automotive features as well as to provide quick integration with audio, connectivity, tuner, media and ADAS. HARMAN also have assets for system level features like notifications, global search, Fastboot (S2R), persistency / power nodes, cockpit emulators, multi-screen, multi-user, voice services, east to west communication and a hybrid inference engine.​

  • ​Google’s #1 Android Automotive scaling partner
  • Over 500 Android developers and growing
  • End-to-End platform development support (BSP to Application Development)
  • Strongest Android automotive development experience in the industry achieved through engagements with OEMs, Google, Tier-1s, SoC vendors and more
  • Ready to deploy Android Automotive development teams in India, Russia, Poland and Germany
  • Fastest time-to-market via in-depth automotive expertise and Android Automotive implementation
  • Robust production quality implementation
  • Support for all major hardware platforms, operating systems, and HMI frameworks
Key Features

Concept Development

  • ​Android Automotive feasibility assessment, Android Automotive gap assessment, Total cost of ownership assessment, Regionalization assessment, and more.​

Platform Development

  • Platform architecture development, UI/UX development through dedicated HARMAN design studio, Custom HMI development, and more.​


Automotive OEM Application Development

  • Application UI/UX and full lifecycle support- concept to publishing in the App Store, component and system testing product regionalization, and more.​

Security Updates

  • Continuous security updates post-cessation of patch releases from Google, regular penetration testing to ensure product security, and monitoring Google’s security bulletins to implement security updates for eventual integration and release.

Long-term Maintenance and Support

  • Migration of core platform to a newer version of Android, application migration, bug fixes, and new feature introduction.​

Managed Services

  • Application deployment and monitoring, Over-the-Air software update deployment, and connected services integration.​
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