de Miranda, A. and Germaine, J., "New Direction and Trends for Vehicle Entertainment Systems," SAE Technical Paper 2012-36-0518, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-36-0518.
The need for entertainment and information has been a desire ever since people began driving cars. Over the last decade, the entertainment systems for vehicle applications have transformed from a basic audio system to an infotainment and information center similar to what is available in the home or office. The vehicle passenger compartment has already integrated the major innovations available in the home entertainment market, such as Video, Gaming, DVD, MP3, USB, Navigation and Internet connectivity. This rapid growth has been driven by both customer demand and increased affordability. This revolution has driven major changes in vehicle design to accommodate the new concepts and features. Vehicles are now an extension of our homes and offices in terms of convenience, information and entertainment, with content delivered in a safe and pleasant manner for the driver and passengers.The objective of this paper is to review the transformation that occurred during the last decade, to identify the trends and new technologies under development that can be implemented in five years, and to propose solutions to be integrated in the current vehicle design increasing entertainment, connectivity and safety.