Infotainment

  • 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 “ ...