Looking at the CES trade-show floor this year, we see increasing emphasis on the in-car technologies. A record nine car manufacturers are present on hand, showcasing the latest infotainment offerings promoting enhanced connectivity between consumers’ portable devices and car’s entertainment and navigation systems. Next to in-car smartphone integration, there are more and more capabilities being built directly into the cars themselves. One of the upcoming advancements include built-in 4G high-speed broadband powering the in-vehicle app ecosystem. An always-connected car allows users to play video in the back, stream audio in the front and at the same time access all the up-to-date traffic information.
According to Gartner’s recent predictions, by 2016 the majority of consumers in the mature markets will expect at least basic Web-based information availability in their cars. Following the demand, by the end of 2020 as many as 80% of the new vehicles will offer a connected-car functionality.
As you can see from our news section, Tuxera exFAT solution has been recently approved for Works with GENIVI (WwG) Program. The organisation behind it, GENIVI Alliance promotes collaboration and deployment of Linux-based open source software in the automotive industry, specifically infotainment. The extension of its compliance program, namely Works with GENIVI, puts a focus on individual applications and components for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platforms. exFAT, essential for the plug-and-play compatibility, brings support for high-capacity SDXC memory cards and the latest USB storages increasingly used for media and navigation.
Tuxera file systems provide backbone interoperability features critical for connectivity with today’s consumer electronics devices. Thanks to our close cooperation with Microsoft, Automotive partners, and active participation in key associations across industries and technologies, Tuxera Automotive product portfolio can help the IVI systems to keep up with CE innovation pace and achieve the ultimate connected car experience.