Posts Tagged ‘infotainment’

Challenges with Telematics Adoption

We’ve previously discussed some issues with the telematics business case and while its clear to many that the market is there someone does have to make the numbers work before any feature can be broadly adopted. On Telematics Update, Andrew Tolve highlights that CES this year marked the first time OEMs were perceived to be […]

The App is the Future of Telematics

For a long time the biggest problem with connected mobile applications has been the ‘connected’ part.  The mobile web has existed for many years, but only since the broad adoption of 3G has a true mobile web emerged. In fact, things aren’t really even about the mobile web anymore, it’s an almost antiquated concept.  With […]

Will Toyota’s Issues Shine Spotlight on All In-Car Electronics?


Yesterday I spent some time listening to Ray Lahood be questioned in the Senate hearings over Toyota. Today I’m listening to the Toyota executives.  It’s pretty clear that this is not good for Toyota, but what the future holds nobody knows. The responses across the board are basically, We’ll start doing everything we weren’t doing.  […]

Spotlight: Kia Uvo

Uvo is Kia’s new infotainment and telematics package a la Ford Sync.  Based on the Microsoft Auto OS Uvo offers a number of the same features as Sync including the advanced voice controls.  Unlike Sync the system is not available without the 4.3″ color screen which is used to “detailed information on media content, phonebook […]

‘What is Telematics?’ Infographic

Telematics Update (there is no byline so I can’t give a shout out to the creator) has a cool little interactive infographic explaining the different layers and categories of telematics.  It’s not meant to be exhaustive, but it does cover the basis of telematics pretty well. From the  core of hardware and  providers to enabling […]

LinkedIn Question: What’s driving the development of … infotainment systems?

Question from John Day: What’s driving the development of integrated communications/infotainment systems?  Have enabling technologies made it easy to develop in-vehicle systems or is real engineering expertise still necessary? Answer: I believe the need for these systems has been around for quite some time. As always-on connectivity has increased in people’s lives the expectation and […]

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