Mobica

Automotive

We’re proud to be at the forefront of the automotive software revolution, working on production quality software for new cars produced by more than ten of the leading vehicles OEMs in the world.

We work directly with vehicle OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor vendors and specialist automotive ISVs, helping to create their infotainment, ADAS, and connectivity solutions. As a member of GENIVI and Khronos we define key standards that are integral to the roadmap of the connected car. We specialise in designing, developing and testing robust, scalable, production ready software from our nearshore offices in close collaboration with our customers.

Connectivity & security

Our focus over the past eleven years has been on building highly complex projects within the connected device market. As the vehicle becomes part of the internet, we’ve seen a huge growth in our automotive sector helping Tier1s and Vehicle OEMs develop the next generation of in-vehicle and offboard solutions. We’ve been working on leading V2V and V2I technology with our customers to provide drivers with critical information about their journey ahead, as well as ensuring the data transmitted is secured. Our connectivity experience includes:

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Telematics

We’ve worked on a range of onboard and offboard telematics solutions for mobile operators, fleet management vendors, insurance companies, and OEMs of TCU units to assist with stolen vehicle tracking, emergency call, breakdown call, and vehicle monitoring.

Our experience in designing and developing highly available, robust and secure telematics systems is now being leveraged into SaaS products for highly regulated industries such as banking and insurance.

V2V Firewall

Our work in this area includes an IEEE 1609.2 security protocol to secure automotive communication systems such as in-vehicle infotainment, over-the-air updates, and any other electronic control unit comms. As well as porting a cryptography library from a Linux system to ThreadX RTOS, we built a library to meet V2V (Vehicle-to-vehicle) automobile technology, and ECC (Elliptic curve cryptography) public-key cryptography for signing and verification of messages using the ECDSA algorithm.

Keyless entry systems

Partnering with a major semiconductor manufacturer, we cooperated on a passive keyless entry solution in the field of low-level software development and system verification. We took over the development of a large testbench written in C++ and SystemC used to verify the overall IC correctness with a special emphasis on an SPI-based interface.

Browsers for infotainment

We’ve worked directly with the leading WebKit and Blink based browser suppliers for infotainment systems on developing their core product or as an integration partner, with experience in working with NetFrontNX, Opera, Torch, Obigo, QtWebKit WebKitGTK and the Chromium Embedded Framework. We’re currently responsible for the browser component of a leading infotainment solution. As an independent specialist we’re responsible for porting / integration, optimisation, bespoke development and independent evaluation of new browsers for future IVI systems.

HTML5 applications

We’re working on optimised JavaScript applications for the connected car. One of our specialist teams is developing HTML5 based HMIs and applications to allow the driver to access customised applications in specialist app store governed by the OEM. We were recently chosen to assist a North American vehicle OEM to optimise a range of HTML5 applications for an in-car environment where we’re working collaboratively with app vendors and the OEM to make sure the experience is closely matched to that on a leading consumer electronic device.

Partnering with AppCarousel

In the rapidly expanding connected car sector, automotive manufacturers and their supply chains are increasingly taking advantage of our partnership with AppCarousel – the leader in end-to-end app management platforms for connected devices. We’re working with them to create great app experiences for the connected driver and custom software management solutions for the vehicle, to ensure apps and critical on-board software stay up-to-date and relevant.

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Mobile and connected device companies come to AppCarousel and Mobica because they need custom apps, a white labeled app store and an app management platform to make their app ecosystems a reality. Together, we’re providing end-to-end solutions to companies that require custom app creation, distribution and monetization solutions for their developers, partners and customers.

Security testing

We offer expertise in security testing for both the black-box (e.g. vulnerability testing, application permission review, API analysis) as well as the white-box approach (e.g. compliance with programming standards, usability/UX review).

Our project experience includes:

  • Creation, development and implementation of security and risk management systems
  • Internal and external information security and compliance audits
  • Knowledge of personal data protection topics and upcoming EU regulations
  • Experience in implementation of OWASP standards, ASVS
  • Experience in conducting penetration testing of web applications and vulnerability testing of mobile applications

Hardware acceleration for vision systems, infotainment and cluster displays

As modern automotive safety systems are centred on the concept of detecting objects or events in the proximity of the vehicle, experience of technologies related to image capture processing is key to the delivery of successful software projects in this domain. We’ve worked with a large range of coprocessor technologies for image processing, as well as with many of the major software platforms for exploiting coprocessor hardware.When used as general purpose coprocessors using technologies such as OpenCL, a GPU is a common choice for implementing image processing algorithms.

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When used as general purpose coprocessors using technologies such as OpenCL, a GPU is a common choice for implementing image processing algorithms. We’ve been working with all of the major GPU vendors including ARM, Intel and Imagination Technologies.

Our experience is at all layers of the GPU stack, including driver feature implementation, optimisation and applications. We’ve worked with image and video signal processor technology companies to help develop their core technology, and to integrate it with specific OSs and host SoCs.

Infotainment

Our heritage in the consumer electronics industry has played to our strengths, as demand grows for the latest infotainment systems to keep up with the latest trends. Successful experience with power management, fast boot, connectivity, audio / video and graphics optimisation makes us the ideal partner for infotainment system design, development, validation and verification.

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Modular platform design and development

We work for many of the leading semiconductor and silicon IP companies with automotive solutions either directly or as part of their partner network to support end customers in taking their platform to market. We’re able to design and develop solutions that take into account the need for a modular hardware structure optimised for future upgrades and enhancements.

Our team has significant experience in supporting vehicle OEMs as a Tier 1 software supplier for solutions integration, implementation and optimisation of low-level hardware-enabling software.

HMI

Supporting industry trends such as autonomous cars, mobility, legal regulations, electric vehicles and personalisation, we’re helping vehicle OEMs, Tier 1s and independent ISVs to design and develop innovative ways to allow their users to interact with their machine interface through touch, voice and gestures.

We design and develop robust HTML5 and Qt-based HMIs for safety critical industries such as automotive, marine and aviation. We’re actively working on production quality automotive HMIs that adhere to key safety standards and performance KPIs. We’re able to create bespoke HMI experiences or use existing frameworks or tools.

Recently we partnered with DiSTI to design, development and integrate innovative automotive UI solutions using DiSTI’s world-class GL Studio suite, demonstrating our work at CES earlier this year.

Radio reception

We’ve been responsible for the tuner feature in projects for car infotainment systems based on Windows CE, Linux and QNX – mainly taking care of customer requirements analysis, design, software development, module and bring-up testing, problem analysis and solving and software maintenance. We have experience of working with AM/FM, SDARS, HD Radio and DAB for a range of European and North American customers

CE device connectivity

We have specialist teams working on CE device integration into the latest infotainment systems, helping Tier1 and vehicle OEMs overcome the challenges of device management, media playback, and screen mirroring.

Bluetooth telephony

We’ve been working on phone and telephony subsystems for over 11 years, cooperating directly with semiconductor companies, Tier 1 suppliers and operating system vendors to interpret system requirements into robust software requirements that take into account the complex edge cases specific to an automotive experience – for example:

  • oFono
  • Bluez
  • PulseAudio

Mapping & navigation

We’ve been responsible for increasing the compatibility and interoperability of navigation solutions by enabling the exchange of navigational data between systems that comply with Navigation Data Standard (NDS) – with direct impact on behalf of our customers on the direction of the NDS specification.

We’re working with leading suppliers of mapping data and solutions to North American, European and Asian automotive markets and with their end customers to develop connected navigation systems, V2V/V2I systems and longer term autonomous vehicle technology. We’re involved with a number of form factors including in-vehicle head units, mobile applications, and aftermarket PNDs developing core APIs such as search, guidance, routing, rendering, places and traffic, as well as creating end user SDKs and bespoke experiences to vehicle OEMs licensing our customers technology.

We have more than 150 engineers working on navigation solutions for North America, European and Asian markets including our independent QA team who are assigned globally to help with field testing, test automation, CE device testing, and security testing.

Partners & Affiliations

AppCarousel

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AppCarousel

AppCarousel

“Mobile and connected device companies come to AppCarousel and Mobica because they need custom apps, a white labeled app store and an app management platform to make their app ecosystems a reality. Together, AppCarousel and Mobica provide end-to-end solutions to companies that require custom app creation, distribution and monetization solutions for their developers, partners and customers.”

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Apple

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Apple

We’ve been a member of the Apple MFi Program for Developers since early 2015, and we’re presently working with our key customers to develop and deliver within Apple’s Ecosystem.

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ARM

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ARM

ARM

We’re an ARM Connected Community member and part of the ARM OpenGL / ES Working Group. We have worked with ARM for a number of years and have particular expertise in the development of Mali GPU graphics. In early 2013 we were invited to join the ARM Connected Community, enabling us to share our knowledge and expertise, as well as access resources that help us to create even more innovative solutions.

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DiSTI

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DiSTI

DiSTI

DiSTI is a the global leader in the provision of cutting-edge HMI solutions for businesses, governments and the military. Their main product, GL Studio, enables the creation of high definition safety critical 3D user interface graphics. Mobica partners with DiSTI and its ecosystem of customers to support the design and implementation of visually compelling and powerful front ends for a variety of market sectors.

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Dolby

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Dolby

Dolby

As a Dolby Certification Partner, we’re currently supporting both implementation and system certification testing for licensees of Dolby’s latest audio technologies. We provide technical expertise, testing knowledge and configuration management to many industry-leading OEMs and platform providers, making sure of full compliance and a significant improvement in approval-related efforts.

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GENIVI Alliance

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GENIVI Alliance

GENIVI Alliance

We have been a member of the GENIVI® Alliance since 2011 and have expert knowledge in working with the specification in commercial projects. We are actively involved in key expert groups, enabling us to share ideas and build working relationships with leading Vehicle OEM, Tier 1, and OSV companies.

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Green Hills

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Green Hills

Green Hills

Mobica is an official partner to Green Hills, one of the world’s largest independent vendors of embedded development solutions. The partnership recognises Mobica’s significant expertise in developing Qt and HTML5 applications using Green Hills’ leading INTEGRITY platform.

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HSA Foundation

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HSA Foundation

HSA Foundation

We’re a member of the HSA Foundation, a not-for-profit industry standards body creating royalty-free specifications and APIs for heterogeneous computing.

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Imagination Technologies

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Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies

We’re an Imagination Technologies PowerVR partner. We have worked with Imagination Technologies since 2007. Our membership of the programme gives us an early insight into new developments, as well as access to support enabling us to get the most from Imagination’s products.”

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Intel IoT Solutions Alliance

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Intel IoT Solutions Alliance

Intel IoT Solutions Alliance

We’re a strategic partner to Intel’s Automotive Division and their Kendrick Peak Platform, and an official Intel IoT Solutions Alliance affiliate member as well as an engineering partner for the Intel® Atom™ Bayley Bay EV/CRB.

We have been an Intel IoT Solutions Alliance Affiliate Member since 2011. Membership gives us early access to roadmaps, test platforms, and design support for solutions based on the latest Intel processors.

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Khronos

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Khronos

Khronos

We’ve been a member of the Khronos Group since 2013, contributing to the development of Khronos API specifications and helping to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D graphics, compute and vision platforms through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests. Our engineers contribute to a number of working groups and have particular expertise in the development of conformance test suites.

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Real VNC

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Real VNC

Mobica is an official partner to RealVNC whose software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide in over 1bn devices. The partnership draws on Mobica’s specialism in porting the VNC Automotive SDK to Tizen, a GENIVI compliant platform partner, to enable smartphone to vehicle connectivity.

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Renesas R-Car Consortium Partner

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Renesas R-Car Consortium Partner

Renesas R-Car Consortium Partner

Mobica are a Renesas R-Car Consortium Partner, with expertise on their R-Car range of SoC platforms.

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Tegra OpenGL Working Group

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Tegra OpenGL Working Group

Tegra OpenGL Working Group

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Tizen

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Tizen

We were one of the first to join the Tizen Association partner programme, launched in autumn 2013. We take an active role in the development of the Tizen OS, helping us to develop first-class solutions for the growing ecosystem of connected devices.

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TomTom

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TomTom

Mobica has an excellent relationship with TomTom, working on cutting-edge technologies for their navigation solutions and services.

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Customer experience

“TomTom selected Mobica as a software development partner to join one of our scaled agile release trains, as an “empowered scrum team”, in order to develop features for an important product launch. Using the agile manifesto principles, we placed the focus on customer collaboration and together we quickly established a solid working model to mirror the existing TomTom approach. Within a short timeframe, Mobica ramped up the team levering previous TomTom experience and secured the key skills required. The team became productive quickly, and with a proactive attitude and highly professional approach, they quickly became embedded in the broader TomTom culture.

I consider the team highly capable, delivering high quality code and going beyond what is required to fix additional bugs and issues outside of their immediate area. The team are flexible and efficient, quickly determining the scope of their work, asking questions and escalating if they are blocked outside of their control. Both the local TomTom teams and the Mobica team have also very much enjoyed working together and have remained highly motivated. The project has been successful with the support of Mobica and TomTom would certainly consider future engagements.”

Director Software Engineering, TomTom

“I was really happy with the results and the manner in which the project was conducted, and it was certainly interesting to see how you blended your automotive knowledge and experience of other industries to highlight features of interest to users.”

Leading Automotive Tier 1 Company

Contact our Automotive team

If you have any enquiries about the work we do, or would like to speak to one of the Automotive team directly, please email autosales@mobica.com

or call +44 (0)1625 446140.