Toyota and Intel are teaming up to develop the next generation of in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, said the two companies hope to devise new usage models for connecting mobile devices in the car.
The cooperation took shape amid expectations that connected cars will be the third-fastest growing technology-powered devices, following smartphones and tablet PCs, Intel said in a press release. It cited projections that the market for silicon solutions for infotainment and telematics will grow to 8.7 billion dlrs by 2018 from 5.6 billion dlrs in 2010.
Intel and Toyota, one of the world's top three carmakers, will focus on developing more intuitive controls for in-vehicle infotainment to reduce driver distraction. They plan to use touch, gesture, voice technologies and new information management techniques. In addition, they will look at novel ways to integrate vehicles with the home.
Said Kenichi Murata, project general manager in Toyota's electronics development division: "Toyota aims to lead the future mobile world through integration of vehicle, home and information communication technologies."
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