Intel says its next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) for select Nissan production vehicles will be powered by the Intel Atom processor beginning in 2013. The IVI system features a twin-display that was unveiled in the Infiniti LE, a luxury zero-emissions concept vehicle, at the New York International Auto Show. Infiniti is the luxury vehicle brand of the Nissan Motor Company.
“Technology and vehicles are integral components of everyday life and by combining the two, we can we achieve a truly connected, mobile lifestyle,” said Ton Steenman, vice president of Intel’s Intelligent Systems Group.
The product development builds on a longstanding relationship between Intel and Nissan, which includes joint research through Intel Labs to explore new ways to customize applications and enhance mobile device connectivity in the car. The joint research focused on several areas of exploration, including mobile device-to-vehicle fusion, cloud-based services for vehicles, and vehicle video surveillance via smartphones, as well as vehicle access and control via smartphones. For example, by using in-car connectivity and cameras and sensors already in the car, the car is able to notify the owner via smartphone when the vehicle is struck in a parking lot. Additionally, using near-field communications or a barcode to securely pair a smartphone with a car enables the smartphone to become a virtual key for remote keyless entry to the vehicle.
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