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In-Vehicle Infotainment: Companies and Solutions 2014

Mind Commerce Publishing
Published Date » 2014-04-30
No. Of Pages » 34
 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...
Table of Contents:
 
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 Connect™ 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-Host™ 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

List of Tables


List of 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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