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Best Car Infotainment Navigation System

Jan 04, 2023      View: 443

IVI can realize a series of applications including 3D navigation, real-time road conditions, IPTV, assisted driving, fault detection, vehicle information, body control, mobile office, wireless communication, online-based entertainment functions and TSP services, which greatly enhance the level of vehicle electronics, networking and intelligence. Next, for everyone in detail, what are the infotainment system and the development prospects of the infotainment system.


in-car infotainment systems


I. What are the in-car Infotainment Systems


1. WinCE system: Windows CE operating system is based on the PC Windows operating system developed on the car OS, the hardware requirements are not high, in the traditional car navigation field is widely used, but, with the increase in demand, user needs change, the maturity of other operating systems, WinCE highly modular development process, making the development of users less and less, the application is increasingly scarce. However, with the increasing demand, changing user requirements, and the maturity of other OSes, WinCE's highly modular development process has led to fewer and fewer users and less and less applications.


2. QNX systems: The QNX CAR platform for infotainment uses a range of QNX middleware technologies to handle media, web browsing, voice integration, smartphone connectivity, over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades, handheld Bluetooth, and toll-free phone calls, etc. QNX systems support third-party applications and third-party products such as navigation, voice recognition, etc. The platform supports all major automotive-grade hardware and is built with a modular and scalable architecture. Most of the infotainment systems on the market today also use QNX, such as the new Kia K3,K5, Geely's old Borui, BMW's old X series, Hyundai Genesis, etc.


3. Linux system: Linux is a mature and stable OS that has been developed for many years and is widely used in servers, cloud computing, supercomputers, banks, etc. Developers around the world have been developing and improving Linux based on its kernel, making it a very safe and stable operating system today. Most importantly, Linux is still open source and free. Customized systems developed based on mature versions of Linux can be used as ADAS, instrument display systems that drive safety parts, and infotainment systems. The models that use Linux are: Ford Sync, BMW X series new models, etc.


4. Android: Although QNX is dominant in the field of in-vehicle OS, it is difficult to be customized by OEMs and the development fee is high, which restricts the promotion of QNX in the general automotive parts supplier industry. In recent years, with the east wind of Telematics, many car companies have started to adopt Android system, such as most of Geely Tihao and Colorful, Great Wall Motor, etc.


5. Huawei OS: HongmengOS (English: HarmonyOS), in August 9, 2019, Huawei held in Dongguan, China HDC2019 developer conference, officially released the operating system HongmengOS. It will be adapted to cell phones, tablets, TVs, smart cars, wearable devices and other multi-terminal devices.


AliOS: AliOS is a Linux Kernel-based operating system that drives the intelligence of everything and is suitable for a variety of device types, such as IoT devices, cell phones, tablets, TVs, car systems, etc. AliOS 2.0 system has achieved breakthroughs in five areas: perception, interaction, application, platform and security. Currently, SAIC Rongwei series models are using the in-car entertainment system of AliOS.


Best Car Infotainment Navigation System


Ford MyFord Touch



Comments: Although MyFord Touch is slow and quirky to respond, it is relatively easy to use and applies what is probably the best voice recognition software in the industry.


The system is flawed, but the screen retains virtual shortcuts to frequently used functions in the four corners for easy access to phone, navigation, air conditioning and media applications, a design that has been praised by the media. And the voice recognition system frees the driver to keep his or her hands on the wheel and his or her eyes on the road.


Cadillac CUE

cadillac cue

Comments: The Cadillac CUE system is very advanced and comes with many features that other vehicles do not have, similar to proximity sensors and haptic feedback. The proximity sensor hides the screen logo and keeps the screen simple and clean, while the function logo is displayed when hands are near the screen. The haptic feedback feature lets the driver know if the vehicle has recorded touch control inputs.


The display is 800 x 480 resolution with an excellent image display, but the touch response is somewhat sluggish. The media believes the system is still in the early stages of development and is expected to be more optimized and swift in the future.


Infiniti InTouch


Infiniti InTouch system was first equipped with the new Q50 SUV, which is known for its technology. the system has a dual-screen interface, one controlled by the handle and one by finger touch. The touch screen is not responsive enough, while the screen resolution is high, which facilitates reading recognition. The screen is poorly resistant to dirt and can easily collect dust and leave fingerprints.


One of the advantages of the system is that it is associated with some of the vehicle's capabilities, such as the ability to display acceleration G values, making it feel as if you are in a video game.


Audi MMI



With 3D stereo maps and 800 x 480 HD resolution, the Audi MMI system is generous in appearance and quick to respond. The system takes some time to get used to, but once you do, it's more natural to use. The new version also has a writing pad, which provides new ways to enter commands.


BMW iDrive


bmw idrive


Introduced in 2001, this system had a difficult start, but today it is more than progressive. The entertainment information system is intuitive and natural to use, with a screen resolution of 1280 x 480 pixels and a 3D display. The media has even described iDrive as the benchmark for touch screens.


Prospects for the Development of in-car Infotainment Systems


The future car infotainment system will be seamlessly integrated with the Internet through the cellular network, and the computer operating system in the car will be upgraded in real time through the Internet to obtain better software services and hardware optimization provided by the manufacturer, and the car will be connected to the world through the Internet to understand all kinds of information and carry out in-car video conferencing, etc.


Without the Internet, there is no car infotainment system. The car of the future should be a wireless hotspot, and all smart wireless devices entering the car can automatically connect to the car's LAN after permission. Any smart wireless device in this LAN can freely control various functions of the car, such as switching music and radio stations, switching video, transferring phone calls, etc. At the same time, you can use these smart wireless devices, such as smart phones, tablets or laptops, to know the current operating status of the car, such as engine gear, real-time fuel consumption, speed, GPS geolocation information, etc. This is very useful information.


Cloud computing will also be applied to the car infotainment system, in the car, we can through the computer cloud synchronization, to complete our work in the office or at home on the computer unfinished, or to call up the cloud of a file, a person's phone number or text messages, etc., or the car's real-time storage in the cloud, regular analysis, and then according to the results of the analysis to develop a suitable maintenance plan.


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