Evolving Automotive Infotainment


Automakers are designing vehicle cockpits with an increasing number of advanced features influenced by the wide array of new technologies used by consumers daily. In addition, new advanced safety features are being added that are essential for achieving the goal of autonomous vehicles. The cockpit of the future cockpit requires advanced processing capabilities to meet consumer demands for connectivity, safety, and future mobility.

For insight into the features consumers are looking forward to in new vehicles and what technologies are required to support these features, read our In-Vehicle Infotainment report from Strategy Analytics.

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Then, Now and the Future of the Car Cockpit

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The Evolution of Vehicle Cockpit Technology

Then, Now and the Future of the Car Cockpit

For decades, Arm architecture has been a key enabler of automotive technology, with more than 85 percent of infotainment systems and many under-the-hood applications powered by Arm-based chips. To highlight how dramatically cockpit technology has changed in the past few decades, here’s an overview of technology hotspots in cockpits of the past, present, and future.

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Driving Reimagined by Arm Partners

UI designers and software developers often have to sacrifice important features or performance to achieve a visually appealing UI. To optimize user experience in the design of instrument clusters, head-up displays, infotainment, rear seat entertainment, and connected car mobile apps, they need a powerful UI tool.

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Arm partners offer technologies to service the compute needs of the whole car, including advanced driver assistance and autonomous systems. These partners facilitate the efficient development of automotive solutions with silicon and software products.

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