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Archive of posts filed under the Automotive category.

SanDisk Readies Automotive Flash Storage

SanDisk Corporation announced a new SD card and iNAND embedded flash memory drive targeted at the automotive market.

Apple CarPlay Hits the Streets

Apple announced its new CarPlay system, which allows auto manufacturers to closely integrate iPhone functions and control into their vehicles.

Linux to Lead Automotive Infotainment OS Market

IHS announced it forecasts that Linux will pass the competition and race to lead the automotive infotainment operating system (OS) market in 2020.

Chrysler Minivans Feature Blu-ray Entertainment Systems

Chrysler Group announced that it offers a dual-screen Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system for its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.

Automotive Flat Panel Displays Going Great Guns

NPD DisplaySearch announced it forecasts that shipments of flat panel displays for automotive applications will grow from 42 million units in 2011 to 62 million in 2015.

Automotive Infotainment Electronics Market Rolls Along

IHS announced it forecasts that the global market for automotive infotainment systems will expand by 3% in 2012, driven by rising car production and increasing electronic content in vehicles.

Healthy Growth for Car Premium Audio Systems

IHS iSuppli announced it forecasts that premium audio systems in automobiles will attain double-digit sales growth worldwide in 2011 and in the years ahead.

Internet Radio Hits the Road

IHS iSuppli announced it forecasts that global sales of automobiles with Internet radio capability will rise thirty-fold during the next eight years.

Japan Quake Hits Automotive Infotainment Industry

IHS iSuppli offered its commentary on the impact the earthquake in Japan may have on the automotive infotainment industry.

Pioneer Expands Pandora Offerings

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced that it is expanding its automotive product support for Pandora Internet radio.

Audiovox Unveils AVDBR1 Automotive Blu-ray Player

Audiovox Corporation announced its new AVDBR1 ($349.99) automotive Blu-ray Disc (BD) player at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

Automotive LCD Display Shipments Rebound

DisplaySearch announced that shipments of TFT LCDs for portable navigation devices (PND) and automotive monitors (used in car navigation and in-console monitors) increased in the second half of 2009 and first half of 2010.

Microsoft Launches Windows Embedded Automotive 7

Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Embedded Automotive 7 to car makers and suppliers in the automotive industry. According to the statement, designed to support the development of new infotainment systems, Windows Embedded Automotive 7 is a platform providing integrated services for communication, entertainment, navigation and information for the mass market.

National Ships Automotive Entertainment Chipset with HDCP

National Semiconductor Corp. announced its FPD-Link III Ser/Des chipset with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) for automotive entertainment systems. According to the statement, National’s FPD-Link III chipset supports in-car distribution of protected video and audio content, such as Blu-ray Disc (BD) movies, at up to 720p resolution.

1394-Automotive Demo Set for Convergence Conference

The 1394 Trade Association announced that it will host a new, comprehensive demonstration of the 1394-Automotive standard for new vehicle networking systems at the SAE International Convergence Conference in Detroit Oct. 19-20, 2010.