Telematics Update has published its Automotive HMI Report 2013, containing an analysis of all relevant human-machine interface (HMI) features by vehicle segment and an overview of “best in market” HMI designs, including those from automakers such as BMW, Audi, Ford, and General Motors.
Audi will deliver connected car services over LTE powered by Qualcomm’s MDM9215 chipset
The automotive industry faces three important challenges, according to Martin Schleicher vice president of Infotainment Products and Platforms, at EB (Elektrobit) Automotive Software, a developer of embedded technology solutions. The challenges are:
American Business Conferences’ Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment Global Summit California will be held February 12-13 2013 in San Francisco.
The Summit will assess strategic approaches and best practices for enabling seamless connectivity and enriched in-vehicle infotainment experiences though integration of devices, apps and features.
Nine automakers are reportedly working to bring Apple’s Siri concierge feature into cars within the next year. They are Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Honda, General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Toyota. Mention of the automakers’ intent was made during Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. A slide shown during a keynote address illustrated Apple’s “Eyes Free” concept with an iPhone mounted in the center of a BMW dashboard.
Thirty one U.S. states have banned texting while driving and nine states have passed a complete ban on the use of cell phones in moving vehicles, so automakers are fighting to develop a human-machine interface (HMI) that will bring drivers the information they want in their cars quickly and safely.
Supports auto industry move to 48V on-board supply
Increased electrification of vehicle applications drives need for higher voltage supply systems