Open Source FM Radio Tuner - Jaguar Land Rover

Open Source FM Radio Tuner

Successfully creating a complete, open source software solution for Jaguar Land Rover

Collabora and Jaguar Land Rover are both acting members of the GENIVI Alliance, an organization promoting the use of open source software in the automotive industry. Jaguar Land Rover also participates in Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Jaguar Land Rover wanted to showcase how free and open source software could be leveraged to meet complex infotainment use cases.

Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Jaguar Land Rover was interested in exploring the feasibility of using consumer-grade DVB-T TV tuner USB dongle to provide FM Radio in their open source development environment.

Collabora successfully developed the solution including the Human-Machine Interface (HMI).

Automotive HTML5 application

The solution required the creation of a new low-level software service that would handle radio controls and all the audio operations.

Crosswalk is the web engine framework chosen by Jaguar Land Rover. It was therefore necessary to integrate the FM Radio and audio capabilities with Crosswalk. To make the solution re-usable, Collabora adopted the open source standard D-Bus messaging service.

The resulting FM Radio offers a complete implementation including Radio Data System (RDS) support.

By identifying suitable existing open source software projects, Collabora created a complete software solution that met the requirements of Jaguar Land Rover in record time.

"Jaguar Land Rover value the professionalism of the whole Collabora team delivering a quality product on time and on budget."Paul Wheller - Manager, Portland Development Team, Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover

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