Transportation of Tomorrow - Infotainment

A driver’s experience goes beyond the steering wheel. Learn how advances in systems like voice control, Bluetooth and navigation are bringing vehicles into the 21st century.

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Infotainment In our increasingly connected world, consumers no longer want to disconnect—even while in the car. As a result, research shows the global automotive infotainment market could expand to more than $37 billion by 2025. There’s no doubt the business opportunity is huge, but just what exactly does infotainment mean in the context of transportation? The increased focus on driver comfort and convenience birthed various automotive infotainment systems, which offer innovative features such as voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, real-time traffic updates and navigation information. These features provide comprehensive vehicle information to the driver, and in so doing enhance safety and driving experience. However, these systems involve high costs of integration and are primarily integrated in premium and luxury vehicles. While inadequate security and privacy concerns are predicted to hinder the growth of the automotive infotainment market, this is an area open for significant technological developments. The use of infotainment systems in commercial vehicles is mainly driven by the widespread adoption of navigation units. The implementation of navigation and communication units in a commercial vehicle has increased operational efficiency and enabled a reduction in response time during emergency situations. As commercial vehicles typically have higher travel time than passenger cars, improving safety and driver experience is a high priority. Whether you’re working to enhance connectivity across shipping fleets or maximize driver comfort in passenger vehicles, Avnet’s extensive end-to-end ecosystem can help you deliver your customers whatever transportation technology you’re pursuing and all with the utmost efficiency.