In the near future, car multimedia systems will be essential to enable emerging digital media and cater to expanding business opportunities utilizing various information contents. Since a strong demand for the standardization to be ready and beneficial for both the customers and the manufacturers exists today, an open platform is the most desirable. Clarion has co-developed an open architecture in-car multimedia system in a 1DIN form factor for installation in the dash of a vehicle. This open architecture, known as Auto PC, is powered by the Microsoft® Windows® CE 2.0 operating system. This in-car multimedia system will provide solutions for the major tasks required of next generation in-car information systems.