Toyota, Intel team up to research next-generation multimedia systems in cars

Intel InsideToyota has just announced that the automaker has signed a memorandum of understanding with Intel Corporation to start research on next-generation in-vehicle multimedia systems that would replace current navigation systems in vehicles.

“The joint research with Intel, experienced in information communication technologies, will target appropriate methods of providing information to drivers through in-vehicle systems, as well as information technologies that would enable seamless communication between on-board information systems and nearby information systems,” Toyota said in a statement.

Studies show that the amount of info exchanged between a car and its driver is expected to increase, which again is Ray LaHood’s biggest nightmare. However, Toyota partnership with Intel will explore ways where vehicle-driver interfaces don’t interfere with driving.

With Wi-Fi and other various data methods improving, Toyota and Intel will research communication technologies to improve connectivity between cars and smartphones.

Oh, how I love staying connected.

– By: Omar Rana