MeeGo IVI 1.0 Front-End Release
The MeeGo v1.0 for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software platform is designed to enable rich internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. MeeGo IVI builds on the foundation laid by Moblin IVI for rich multimedia, CE device management, internet, and automotive connectivity.
MeeGo IVI currently requires:
- CPU: 32 bit Intel Atom or Intel Core 2 CPU (support for SSSE3). Note: MeeGo will not work on non-SSSE3 CPUs
- A compatible Intel graphics chipset. Note: GMA-500, Nvidia, and ATI chipsets are not supported.
The targeted reference platform for MeeGo for IVI is based on an Atom Z530 processor and a US15W chipset. One of the officially supported boards is the “Russellville” platform from the Congatec IVI Development Kit.
If you’re wondering exactly what MeeGo is, it’s a combination of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo project. This lightweight combination targets smartphones, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. This specific release is for Atom-based IVI systems. These systems are designed to deliver things like navigation, entertainment, and networked computing services inside of cars, trucks, buses, planes and more. On their website MeeGo states “As vehicles become connected to the internet, the demand for internet-based entertainment applications and services increases and MeeGo strives to accelerate the pace of innovation in IVI.