In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI)

Posted on 1st December 2015 by ThePD (The Project Definition)

In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) is an automobile industry term that combine entertainment and information delivery to drivers and passengers. An IVI includes car audio systems with radios and cassette or CD players, as well as automotive navigation systems, video players, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, computers, in-car internet, and WiFi. The entire automotive industry is moving towards developing innovative technologies to enable better connectivity solutions, improve vehicle safety, and enhance in-vehicle user-experience.


You may notice or hear the term infotainment frequently when learning about the later model cars.  Simply put, infotainment, is your cars digital

and computerized display console, usually located in the middle of the dash.  This system combines a wide range of functions from digital radio to

back up cameras.  Besides playing your favorite song tracks an infotainment system will also give real time updates for traffic, and hands free

calling with just a voice command.  Most infotainment systems feature touch screens that are very similar to smart tablets that are mounted onto

or built in the dash and make controlling the climate, seat temperature, navigation, wifi set up, blue-tooth and smart phone pairing a breeze! 

einfochips has a great quick blog read that goes into the workings and features of In Vehicle Infotainmet if you want to learn more!