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This paper focuses on present information and technical details about the connectivity and new technologies in automotive infotainment systems, based on an independent research of the authors using public references.The evolution of the consumer electronics and the electronic products in all areas allowed new features in the automotive market.The changes in the microelectronics industries accelerate the release of new technologies. Transistor by transistor, the electronics industry is literally changing the world. Consider this: in 2015, there will be more than seven billion mobile devices in the world consuming and generating massive amounts of data. In addition to that, there are more than one billion transistors for each person in world due to the popularization of computers, smartphones and tablets.In this sense, vehicle’s development is following the same tendency, the leverage of new technology even in the entry level vehicles is a must. Product life cycles are compressing, emphasizing the need to create innovative products and services faster than ever before. Innovation is new automaker’s watchword. In other words, innovation is the creative development of a specific product, service, tool, or process with the fundamental goal of pleasing the customers with the new creation and allowing the industry to be more profitable. For automotive industry, innovation can be translated as new features or services available in the vehicle. Nowadays, it is known that new technologies and features have a direct impact on the driving experience.