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HTML5 and Qt—Cooperation or Conflict

HTML5 and Qt—Cooperation or Conflict

HTML5 & Qt: Key Findings, North America, 2014–2020

HTML5 offers an open platform that claims to be brand agnostic. However, challenges will arise such as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) oversight for a vehicle’s system development or the vast amount of signals that are partitioned by the infotainment unit to lessen network bandwidth.

Both solutions, HTML5 and Qt are open source; thus, automakers will benefit from cheaper development costs, faster time to market for vehicles, and will have final control over the look and feel that is critical for automakers.

For an infotainment system platform, HTML5 possesses all the elements to develop a sustainable and relevant system. However, competition will be stiff from alternative solutions such as Qt given its quick launch time and similar functionality.

Given the number of key automakers adopting or showing interest in HTML5, Frost & Sullivan expects roughly 􂀀% of vehicles to be equipped with HTML5 apps, a much higher number than vehicles equipped with an HTML5 infotainment system.

About this report

The connected car is becoming increasingly complex. Drivers are beginning to expect the same type of connectivity in their vehicle as they receive with their smartphones. Automakers are faced with creating a safe and secure system while ensuring drivers have rich graphics and intuitive usability. HTML5 and Qt will be critical solutions that are used to develop connected systems within the vehicle. Both solutions provide unique tools for developers and both solutions are widely adopted in today's vehicles. Frost & Sullivan analyzes the pros and cons for each development tool along with key in-vehicle use cases.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings and Predictions
    • Advantages for Both Qt and HTML5 Outweigh the Cons
    • Automotive Development Costs are High for Today's Connected Car
    • Qt Solutions Give Developers Easy-to-Use Tools
    • In-Vehicle Electronics Causing Increased Costs for Automakers
    • Safety is and Always will be Critical Focus for Automakers
    • Conclusions and Predictions
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table HTML5 & Qt: Passenger Car Sales, North America, 2014-2020
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
  • HTML5
    • HTML is Everywhere in Today's Technology
    • Use Cases for HTML5 in the Vehicle are Few
    • HTML5 is Beginning to Live up to its Hype
    • OpenCar Case Study
    • Obigo Case Study
    • M-Way Case Study
    • Mass-market OEMs are Helping Drive HTML5 Adoption Rates
      • Table HTML5 Solution Adoption Rates, North America, 2014-2020
  • Qt
    • Qt, Unlike HTML5 is a Privately-owned Technology
    • Developers Praise Qt for its Helpful Add-ons
    • Qt's Smaller Footprint Allows for Niche Uses, such as Graphics
    • Improving the User Experience will be Qt's Ultimate Goal
    • QNX Case Study
    • QNX is Entering New Connected Spaces Inside the Vehicle
    • QNX uses Qt for its New In-vehicle Solutions such as Rear-seat Screens
    • QNX Drives Qt Growth and Additional Suppliers will Jump On-board
      • Table Qt Solution Adoption Rates, North America, 2014-2020
  • Conclusions
    • Qt and HTML5 have Similar Tools and Attributes
    • Qt and HTML5 Both have Positive Future Outlooks
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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