CONNECTING AUTOMOTIVE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS KERRICK KLANCNIK, SALES ENGINEER, AUTOMOTIVE HIROSE ELECTRIC
Modern automotive infotainment systems are designed to make driving safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable for drivers and passengers. Automation, AI, IoT, and driverless vehicles are playing significant roles in the development of advanced automotive infotainment systems. These technologies create a more integrated and personalized driving experience by automating functions previously controlled manually. Compact, high-speed connectivity solutions that not only have high bandwidth and low latency, but also simplify assembly and lower costs, are required to support emerging infotainment system capabilities. MARKET TRENDS The global automotive infotainment market was valued at USD 7.42 billion in 2022 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.7% from 2023 to 2030. Much of this growth is from automotive manufacturers focusing on advanced technologies such as driver assistance, augmented reality, and real-time data collection. Incorporating IoT technologies into automotive infotainment systems offers end-to- end connectivity of vehicles. In addition, as 5G networks expand, implementation into automotive infotainment systems is inevitable. 5G networks will increase the speed of the real-time data collection and accuracy of communication units.
APPLICATIONS Based on product type, the automotive infotainment market can be segmented into audio units, display units, heads-up displays, navigation units, and communication units. Some of the functions that have been added to automotive infotainment systems are: • Integration with smartphones • Voice recognition • Rear-seat entertainment • Advanced navigation • Wireless charging • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) • Digital monitoring systems (DMS)
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