The automotive industry is undergoing a major technological shift and Jaguar Land Rover is at the forefront. The UK-based JLR has embraced Linux as the operating system underlying its next generation In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. The company has also taken a leadership role in advocating for open source development within the automotive industry.
We talked briefly via email with Matt Jones, a Senior Technical Specialist for infotainment systems at Jaguar Land Rover and the Vice President of the non-profit GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry effort to drive adoption of an IVI open-source development platform. In his keynote at The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, April 15-17, Matt will share Jaguar Land Rover's experience moving to Linux-based IVI and the future of the technology.
Jaguar Land Rover uses Linux in a range of systems; but importantly has a GENIVI-compliant, Linux-based infotainment system in development.
Matt Jones is the Technical Lead for the next generation of infotainment systems at Jaguar Land Rover and the Vice President of the GENIVI Alliance; leading the push for open infotainment standards and leading edge features being deployed rapidly to the customer.
Matt began his career in professional audio, before joining the automotive sector with Jaguar Land Rover in 2002. He led the deployment of rear seat entertainment and television across the range of vehicles, and was responsible for the relationship and launches of premium audio systems with Bowers & Wilkins and most recently Meridian Audio. Following on he has taken the lead in many areas of Infotainment strategy, managing the System Architecture teams and off-shore development centres. Outside of Jaguar Land Rover, Matt is a Chartered Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, being a member of both the IMechE and the IET.