All Infotainment articles

  • j.d. power.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automakers having hard time competing with phone companies on infotainment

    2018-08-30T13:38:00Z

    Apple CarPlay (pictured) and Google s Android Auto are gaining rapidly in popularity (Photo: Volvo Cars) 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 ...

  • DAB+
    Article

    Digital radio reception improved by software upgrade

    2018-08-16T15:33:13Z

    Image: Bruce Parrott, Fotolia.com 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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "It appeals to people to get home with only three words"

    2018-01-25T14:24:00Z

    what3words founder and boss, Chris Sheldrick, 

  • j.d. power.automotiveIT
    Article

    J.D. Power study: Quality up but infotainment problems abound

    2017-06-22T13:40:56Z

    The Kia Optima is the Korean brand's biggest US seller (Photo: Kia) 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 ...

  • AGL.automotiveIT
    Article

    AGL platform to debut on 2018 Toyota Camry

    2017-05-31T09:23:24Z

    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. ...

  • agl.automotiveIT
    Article

    New version of open-source infotainment platform released

    2016-12-29T13:38:31Z

    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), citing “an 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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Survey: Many drivers unfamiliar with infotainment features

    2015-06-16T16:40:15Z

    Audi drivers are most likely to use infotainment features they have in their cars(Photo: Audi) 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 ...

  • ihs.infotainment.automotiveIT
    Article

    Sharp growth seen for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

    2015-04-22T10:42:48Z

    The survey shows that car radio continues to be one of the most popular infotainment features (Photo:GM) Apple and Google are set to take a sharply bigger chunk of the automotive connectivity market in the next five years, according to a study by market researchers IHS Automotive. The report ...

  • renault nissan.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch builds Genivi-based infotainment software for Renault-Nissan

    2015-03-17T15:22:24Z

    R obert 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 ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT
    Feature

    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future

    2014-12-21T18:30:15Z

    MUNICH ”“ 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 ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “ ...

  • bielefeld.automotiveIT
    Article

    Adding sophistication to in-car voice output

    2014-12-01T13:58:31Z

    Researchers programmed voice output to remain silent in dangerous situations (Photo: Bielefeld University) Automated voice output systems often add to distraction in the car, when they continue to provide instructions in, for example, a difficult traffic situation. Researchers at Bielefeld University in western Germany have developed a dialog system ...

  • qorosqloud.automotiveIT
    Article

    2nd-generation QorosQloud set for launch

    2014-11-17T18:19:40Z

    In China, the QorosQloud infotainment package comes with free 3G connectivity (Photo: Qoros) Qoros Auto is set to unveil the second generation of its QorosQloud infotainment system at the Guangzhou auto show November 20. The China-based car group said the launch of QorosQloud 2.0, which comes as standard with ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study finds national differences in HMI experience

    2014-09-22T14:33:18Z

    Operating navigation systems continues to be a challenge for many drivers (Photo: BMW) Drivers appreciate different functions in their in-car infotainment systems, depending on where they live, according to a new study. GfK, a German market researcher, found that drivers in Germany, Italy, Japan and the US consider entering ...

  • apple carplay.automotiveIT
    Article

    ABI Research: 24 million cars with Apple CarPlay in 2019

    2014-08-03T13:25:51Z

    Many car brands already offer CarPlay (Photo: Apple) Apple and Google are set to become bigger players in the car, but the auto industry will also adopt open-source systems from other organizations, according to a report by market analysts ABI Research. ABI predicts that by 2019 there will be ...

  • kia soul.automotiveIT
    Article

    Android alliance gets traction as brands join, plans are unveiled

    2014-06-27T13:03:17Z

    Kia says the Soul is one of the first models to feature Android Auto (Photo: Kia) With Volkswagen and Volvo Cars the latest auto brands to join the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), the Google initiative to boost the use of Android devices in cars is making headway. But carmakers ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

    2014-03-03T12:03:16Z

    Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple) Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its "CarPlay" software can be operated through the car's ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Mercedes C-Class sheds 100 kilos, adds high-tech

    2014-01-13T23:55:04Z

    The new Mercedes C-Class is 100 kilos lighter than its predecessor (Photo: Michelin) DETROIT -- Daimler unveiled the new Mercedes C-Class here, unwrapping a car that has shed 100 kilos of weight while adding a wealth of driver-assistance technologies, many of them imported directly from the bigger E- and ...

  • audi concept ces.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Audi wants to close gap between science fiction and reality

    2014-01-07T15:33:02Z

    Audi's CES concept car is a hybrid whose power plants produce a combined 700 bhp (Photo: Audi) LAS VEGAS --Audi reaffirmed its intentions Monday to be a driver of change as the global auto industry moves toward a new connected model. "If mobility used to be about connecting places ...

  • nvidia tegra.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Nvidia shows high-power automotive chip

    2014-01-06T17:56:55Z

    LAS VEGAS -- Nvidia said its new K1 mobile processor will provide a decisive impulse for the trend toward autonomous driving. Nvidia's Tegra K1 chip offers more computing power and low energy consumption (Photo: Nvidia) The US-based chipmaker said the its Tegra K1 chip is an automotive-grade version of ...

  • Article

    automotiveIT International Congress, London

    2013-12-19T16:43:55Z

    Connected mobility will be the focus of the automotiveIT International Congress, which will be held in London July 1-2, 2014. It will be the first international event staged by the automotiveIT Group, which publishes German and English-language print and online publications, including the automotiveIT.com Web site. The automotiveIT International Congress ...