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Xevo Carware™

Personalization on the Edge

Carware makes it possible for OEMs to offer consumers a variety of personalized services that move beyond today’s automotive infotainment systems for a personally-tailored in-car user experience. The car infotainment system is designed to be flexible and expandable, making it easy to deliver new services or updates to existing products.

The Xevo Carware Intelligent Edge (XE) is a data-centric platform, backed by full cloud service. Carware uses modern machine-learning technologies to acquire, manage, analyze, and distribute the diverse data flows generated by a connected car. A modern edge OS with automotive support for virtualization, resource management, security, rich OTA integration, and process and namespace isolation, Carware targets Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and works with other OS platforms that have comparable features.

Carware’s distributed edge network accommodates applications spanning multiple heterogeneous SOCs. Carware is scalable, from very simple, inexpensive configurations such as a single head unit, cockpit, dash display, and smartphone – to extremely sophisticated car infotainment systems with multiple SOCs, internal- and external-facing cameras, dash displays, rearview mirror displays, seat displays, multiple customer handsets, and compute-intensive ML applications.

Carware’s in-car technology incorporates profile information into the navigation system, and can use this information to adjust temperature, seat, or music preferences inside the car – before the driver even gets in.

Carware provides a connected car platform for building rich edge applications hosted on any mix of head units, displays, and handset hardware, delivering full isolation and security support with or without cloud backends to support, manage, and analyze edge activity. Carware automotive infotainment system works with Xevo’s Mobileware and Cloudware to deliver personalized, “smart” journeys to OEM customers.

Xevo VIA™

Vehicle Interface Assistant

Xevo Via is a cutting-edge visual
 and voice user interface that 
overlays maps and navigation 
with information like 
personal preferences, shared
 locations, and calendar events for multiple drivers. Via can distinguish between individuals, enabling the Carware and Cloudware vehicle data software to preemptively load profiles for each driver. Via is accessible by mobile device, in-car through head units, and as an enhanced SDL solution. It can be easily integrated into Tier 1 OEM head units, and delivered to automotive OEMs as an out-of-the-box embedded solution.

Xevo Via uses in-car and cloud data to provide:

  • Real-time emergency calls to facilitate rescue services
  • Road hazard warnings that enable drivers to avoid trouble spots
  • Predictive maintenance recommendations to reduce breakdowns and downtime
  • Networked predictive parking that incorporates payment methods
  • Highly-customized entertainment options which create an immersive in-car experience
  • Optimized routing based on journey history, incorporating real-time traffic alerts
  • Automated payment, enabling voice-driven shopping and fuel purchases
  • Predictive personal assistant services

Xevo Carware Products and Services

— Xevo Via Vehicle Interface Assistant

— AGL and QNX compatible stacks

— Sensor data acquisition

— Support for hybrid/projected applications

— Head unit development kit

— Xevo Engine IDE

— Xevo SDL Solutions

— Edge video processing and machine learning

— Head unit platform to support plug-in navigation services, plug-in music, and apps


Xevo Engine for Automotive

Highly-Optimized Client Framework for HMI and Applications

Xevo Engine is an innovative thin-client middleware solution that offers the highest level of performance in design, quality, and user experience for in-vehicle systems. Xevo Engine is part of our Journeyware connected car platform which is deployed in millions of cars worldwide.

Xevo Engine middleware delivers unprecedented reach across all devices and screens with minimal hardware requirements. Xevo Engine is device and network agnostic and can be integrated with embedded HTML5 browsers, navigation applications, and on-board diagnostic information to drive in-vehicle HMI improvements and capture automotive analytics.

Learn how Xevo Engine is powering Toyota Entune.

Xevo SmartDeviceLink

Unique Experience for Connected Cars

Xevo is a Tier 1 manufacturer supplier to automakers and a leading supporter of SmartDeviceLink (SDL), the open source platform adopted by leading automakers and developers to extend mobile applications to the head unit.

SDL support

“The true benefit of a common smartphone app communications interface is that it creates an industry standard – enabling great experiences for customers while allowing different companies the freedom to differentiate their individual brands”

— Don Butler, Ford executive director

Xevo automotive

For Automakers

All in One Solution

Xevo’s turnkey SDL solution has everything you need for SDL support, including head unit software, template creation, and application certification.

Reduce Development Cycles

Using SDL services with the Xevo Automotive platform helps reduce development cycles with one connected car platform for all in-vehicle experiences, from deeply integrated diagnostics apps to the most popular mobile apps across car infotainment systems.

Xevo Certification

Xevo certification of SDL apps ensures that applications meet OEM specifications.


For Developers

SDL Emulator

Develop faster with Xevo’s targeted SDL emulator, which integrates authorized automaker templates.

Integration Allows More Control

SDL is the preferred approach to integrating mobile apps with head units because it gives automakers and app developers better control over the user experience, which improves usability, branding, and safety.

Fast Development and Certification

App developers using Xevo’s SDL emulator and templates will only need a few weeks to have an SDL app ready for fast, free certification.

Learn why SDL and open-source computing is so critical in a blog post from Koji Hosaka, President of Xevo Japan & GM of Automotive.

The Journeyware Suite


App management, data analysis, and insights in one easy-to-use solution.


Take personalized in-car offerings to the next level.


Strategically leverage mobile devices and mobile applications.