Mobile Video Goes on the Road

Luca DeAmbroggi, senior analyst for automotive infotainment at IHS, says that the decision of wired versus wireless hinges on “cost, long-term semiconductor support from suppliers, readiness for integration within the vehicle, and issues related to performance and quality.”
The automotive industry is already choosing sides. Deutsche Telekom AG is working with BMW to embed Wi-Fi in vehicles, while Verizon is part of the LTE car consortium comprising BMW, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors and Toyota. Sprint and Chrysler are planning the full suite of wireless, with 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. Others, like big dog General Motors, are holding off on embedded connectivity for now, instead relying on smartphones to interface.