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In-Vehicle Infotainment: Companies and Solutions 2014

  • April 2014
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  • Mind Commerce Publishing
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  • 34 pages

Overview:

In-Vehicle infotainment is one of the fastest growing technologies in the industry. It combines entertainment, navigation and telecommunications system into one easy-to-use interface. The term Infotainment refers to information-based media content or programming that also includes entertainment content in an effort to enhance popularity with audiences and consumers.

In-Vehicle infotainment includes hardware/software products and systems which are built into, or can be added to vehicles in order to enhance driver and/or passenger experience. The main function of the car's entertainment system or the head unit is enabling a variety of functions like navigation, radio, DVD players, climate control, Bluetooth, etc.

Many vehicles today have infotainment for entertainment, connected with devices such as personal navigation systems and smart phones with a hands-free car kit. Smartphone connectivity bridges the product life cycle gap between car infotainment systems and smart phones. This report evaluates the in-vehicle infotainment market including technologies, companies and solutions.

Target Audience:

Mobile network operators
Automobile manufacturers
Wireless device manufacturers
Network infrastructure providers
Application and content developers
Telematics and M2M service providers

Companies in Report:

Alpine
Android
Apple
ARM
Audi
Black Berry
BMW
Chevrolet
Clarion
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Daimler-Chrysler
General Motors
Intel
Mentor Graphics
Microsoft
Motorola
Symbio
Symphony Teleca Corporation
Texas Instruments
Volcano
Volkswagen
Volvo

Table Of Contents

In-Vehicle Infotainment: Companies and Solutions 2014
IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT 5
OVERVIEW 5
EVOLUTION OF IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT 5
AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS 6
Typical Automotive Subsystems 6
Chassis Systems 6
Air-bag Systems 6
Powertrain 6
Body and Comfort Electronics 6
X-by-Wire 7
Multimedia and Infotainment 7
Wireless and Telematics 7
Automotive Communication Technologies 7
Local Interconnect Network (LIN) 8
Controller Area Network (CAN) 8
Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) 9
Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) 9
Wireless 9
Bluetooth 9
ZigBee 10
Wi-Fi 10
UltraWide Band (UWB) 10
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) 10
Touch Screen 11
Touchscreen Advantages 11
Touchscreen Challenges 11
Voice 12
Voice Advantages 12
Voice Challenges 12
Applications 12
Navigation 12
Entertainment 12
Smart Phone 13
Libraries, Services, Middleware 13
GENIVI 13
Open Source 15
Automotive Operating Systems 15
Linux 18
Android 19
iOS 20
Windows Embedded Automotive 21
CHALLENGES 22
GROWING NUMBER OF STANDARDS 22
SOFTWARE CHANGES 23
IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT KEY PLAYERS AND SOLUTIONS 24
INTEL 24
Overview 24
IVI Technologies 24
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 24
Low Power IVI Reference Design 24
MENTOR GRAPHICS 25
Overview 25
IVI Technologies 25
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 25
Mentor® Embedded In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform 25
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 26
Overview 26
IVI Technologies 26
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 26
OMAP 5 26
SYMPHONY TELECA CORPORATION 27
Overview 27
IVI Technologies 27
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 27
InSight Connectâ„¢ VRM solution 27
ALPINE 28
Overview 28
IVI Technologies 28
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 28
Alpine's CarPlay console 28
CLARION 29
Overview 29
IVI Technologies 29
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 29
Clarion NX603 29
Clarion FX503 29
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 30
Overview 30
IVI Technologies 30
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 30
EZ-Hostâ„¢ Embedded USB host/Peripheral Controller Optimized for Automotive Applications 30
SYMBIO 32
Overview 32
IVI Technologies 32
In-Vehicle Infotainment Solutions 32
FUTURE OUTLOOK 33
UTILIZING CLOUD FOR IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT 33
SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION 33
BETTER HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACES 33
TRANSMISSIONS AT RATES UP TO 10GBPS 33

Figures

Figure 1 - Modern Infotainment System 7
Figure 2 - GENIVI Compliant Platforms 14
Figure 3 - Software Complexity in IVI systems continues to Grow 19
Figure 4 - Smartphone in-dash Tethering 20
Figure 5 - Infotainment Protocols and Connectivity Standards 23

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