Automotive infotainment systems are complex hardware and software-based systems that provide in-vehicle information and entertainment to drivers and co-passengers to ensure an enhanced experience.

Car manufacturers and automotive infotainment companies are harnessing advanced technologies to meet the growing demand for better car connectivity, personalised in-vehicle infotainment, and enhanced mobility experience.

Leading suppliers of connectivity and infotainment systems for the automotive industry

Just Auto has listed some of the leading suppliers of automotive infotainment systems based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes manufacturers and suppliers of in-vehicle entertainment, navigation, and communication systems.

The information contained within the download document is designed for automotive designers, engineers, consultants, system integrators, auto body technicians, service managers and mechanics, and other automotive industry executives and technology leaders involved in automotive design, production, and servicing.

The download contains detailed information on connectivity and infotainment systems suppliers and their product and service lines, along with contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.

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Features of automotive infotainment systems

  • Voice recognition: Operating touchscreen or buttons during driving can distract the driver, risking the safety of the occupants of the vehicle. Voice recognition feature enables the driver to operate a car’s functions such as navigation, calling, music, and radio through voice commands, thereby allowing him/her to concentrate on driving.
  • In-built infotainment systems: Vehicles are equipped with advanced in-built infotainment systems, replacing analogue tuners and buttons with touch screens to play music and videos. The modern architecture also allows for the integration of audio and video controls on steering wheels to improve user experience. The touchscreen monitor on the dashboard contains icons that can be selected to use features such as music, map, and voice control. Displays installed at the rear seats provide entertainment and information to passengers sitting in the rear section of the car.
  • Pairing smartphones with infotainment system: Smartphones can be paired with in-vehicle infotainment systems using hand-free Bluetooth connectivity, universal serial bus (USB) or Wi-Fi to enable the driver to access various applications of the phone via a dashboard.
  • Navigation system: The onboard navigation system uses a global positioning system (GPS) to provide information such as traffic and congestion, to the driver. It can suggest the best routes to a given destination. The system provides a seamless experience and reduces the driver’s stress.

Advanced technologies in-car connectivity and infotainment

Advancements in connectivity and technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are fuelling the development of cars of the future.

Connected vehicles equipped with internet access via wireless networks to communicate with other systems bring substantial benefits to consumers and vehicle manufacturers.

Telematics technology is used to provide vehicle data such as tyre pressure and temperature to the Cloud in real time for fleet management.

Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology can enable communication between vehicles and road infrastructure to inform/alert the driver about accidents, weather and road conditions, and speed limits. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system allows the exchange of information between vehicles in real time.

Vehicle-to-cloud (V2C) technology allows vehicle manufacturers to send software and operating system updates over the air to support the addition of new features and help improve the vehicle over time.