Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Infotainment


That is not a criticism of the automakers; they are fighting against a pace of innovation that is exceedingly fast – far faster than the development cycle of an automobile. Apple releases a new version of its iOS platform every year, and new version of Google's Android may arrive at double that pace, saying nothing of all the security updates and bug fixes in between.
By 2017, more than 60% of new cars in the US and Western Europe will have some sort of network connectivity, making it imperative to have cohesive, streamlined telematics systems that can be upgraded at minimal cost. Aware of this, auto companies are making some unlikely alliances to ensure their infotainment platforms stay fresh.

The BMW i3 demonstrates how entwined vehicle systems and telematics can be. (BMW Group) 

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