The final stage of the technology review begins with a study into the Oakland Infotainment Platform. The platform is not designe for the sole purpose of the car, however, it is designed to work seamlessly with phones, mobile and cameras whilst connecting traditional entertainment display and information display on the dashboard. The front and rear facing camera will interact with the system to ensure the driver assistance technology such as auto braking and lane keeping assistance are working to their optimum. Phones and tablets are to use existing technology such as the apple’s airplay to ensure that a new car play system will allow the mirror system so apps such as google maps can be sued to navigate on the go.
In 2020 there are plans to do anyway with the need of a tablet to link up with the infotainment system all together as companies look to link technologies such as the remote software updates, data logging and Harman’s Aha internet services with the infotainment system creating an in car tablet display. Though similar displays are already being seen in high class or hugely expensive cars such as the Tesla Model S they are extremely unrealistic for everyday cars. Harman are currently in the lead to develop the first reasonably priced range of tablet screens by having recently upgrading their aha system though are still years from releasing the product into the market.
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