Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-C025

Reinventing the Car Radio for the Internet-The IradioSt 2000-01-C025

The car radio has been an integral part of the delivery of information and entertainment to the vehicle for more than half a century. With the advent of the Internet, the nature of the infotainment content available to the consumer has dramatically changed. This paper describes an infotainment device, similar to Motorola's iRadio™ and hereafter generically referred to as the i-radio, which leverages the familiar car radio paradigm to allow the user to safely "browse'' through a variety of Internet and traditional content using multi- modal input and output. It further discusses a robust, secure Java-based framework that enables the rapid development and deployment of distributed infotainment and safety service applications for this device.


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