Automakers are having a tough time competing with the mobile phone industry when it comes to in-car infotainment. According to a new study by market researchers J.D. Power, consumers generally prefer the in-car infotainment options available through connected smartphones over the embedded offerings provided by the automakers themselves. J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index Read More..
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) has developed a new software-defined DAB+ digital radio solution for automotive application. Its update to its DAB+ software library involves ‘spur suppression’ technology which improves radio reception, enhances the reception sensitivity of radio receivers, extends the range of coverage for broadcasters, and increases the number of channels vehicles Read More..
Daimler announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September that it would include an innovative addressing software developed by what3words into its next-generation navigation systems.v The premium car group also is taking a 10 percent stake in the London-based start-up. At the CES high-tech exhibition in Las Vegas earlier this month Daimler unveiled how the Read More..
J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study found that new vehicles are constructed better than ever, but problems abound in infotainment and other relatively new automotive technologies that are crucial to the auto industry’s transformation. The study, which measures the number of problems US new-car buyers experience during the first 90 days of ownership, concluded that new-vehicle Read More..
The 2018 Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle to have the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform underpinning its next-generation infotainment system. AGL, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, is developing a common platform for car infotainment systems and enhanced connectivity that functions as an industry standard. â€œThe flexibility of the AGL Read More..
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), citing â€œan unprecedented level of collaboration,” has released the latest version of its open-source infotainment platform. The community, which has close to 90 member companies including Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is promoting the adoption of an open-source standard for car infotainment systems. Read More..
More is not necessarily better when it comes to infotainment in today’s cars, according to a new survey. And many car drivers are less than familiar with the infotainment functions available to them. Those are just two of the conclusions from a surveyÂ of 14,000 recent US car buyers conducted by market researchers Nielsen and consultants Read More..
Apple and Google are setÂ to take a sharply bigger chunk of the automotive connectivity market in the next five years,Â according to a study by market researchers IHS Automotive. The report projects that Android Auto, Google’s technology to connect smartphones to in-car infotainment, will be in 31 million new cars by 2020, up from an expected Read More..
Robert Bosch is developing an infotainment system for Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, using software developed within the Genivi alliance. Genivi, an industry association committed to developing an open-source infotainment standard, said the new automotive software program will supply all Renault and Nissan vehicles. The Renault-Nissan alliance said in a press release that it Read More..
MUNICH â€“ Germany’s Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world’s biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page â€“ English-language â€“ book is titled â€œAutomotive 4.0 â€“ The Digital Revolution.â€ Read More..