I'm working as a R&D Engineer (Infotainment and Telematics) with a leading automotive products manufacturer. I have joined recently and although I have an industrial experience of 2 years, I have no previous experience in automotive domain. I have worked extensively on Linux (
Android) platform (from developing applications to compiling and porting kernels), web applications and embedded hardware (ARM based boards and processors).
My problem is, currently, I have not any project going on and my manager says that I should keep "building knowledge". It was speculated that I'll be working on HTML5 and Qt and I've been "building knowledge" on the same. I haven't been given a specific road map or tasks and I'm working randomly.
My question is, since I have no previous experience of automotive domain, what topics/subjects/technologies must I focus on to get more experience/knowledge specific to automotive domain? I don't mind if a particular topic/subject/technology is unrelated to Infotainment. I'm particularly interested in automotive electronics.
PS: Apologies for the tags but I knew not what tag would befit the question.