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.
Convergence 2000 International Congress on Transportation Electronics