Open Systems and Open Mindsets: Entertainment, Information and Communication Systems for the Automotive Future 2000-01-C085
This paper and presentation will describe how one company is
addressing the convergence of entertainment, information and
communications for tomorrow's automobiles. The approach
presents a framework for incorporating diverse technologies in
cost-effective and efficient ways to provide for both flexibility
and future growth. It offers a paradigm for integrating best-in-
class technologies from third parties into multimedia systems that
meet fast- changing customer demands.
The approach recognizes that automotive customers'
expectations for features and functions are increasingly driven by
computing and telecommunications capabilities that they experience
outside of their cars. Future in-vehicle multimedia systems will be
based on combinations of leading edge technologies involving
computers, cellular or satellite communications, car radio and car
navigation product technologies.
The paper proposes an open systems approach to multimedia
systems that enables automotive suppliers, their customers, the
OEMs, and ultimately the end customer to tailor their systems to
meet their requirements for any combination of entertainment,
information, and/or communications capabilities.
Rolf Juergen Bruess
Mannesmann VDO Car Communication
Convergence 2000 International Congress on Transportation Electronics