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The problem with this concept is there are a limited number of apps that work with these smart infotainment systems.
Media Control allows media playback on mobile devices through the infotainment system even from the rear seat.
Notably with in-vehicle technology like infotainment systems.
Recognizing that today's vehicles can be technologically challenging, Fred Haas has a staff of six product-knowledge specialists to help demystify and set up the driver assistance and infotainment systems.
Connect a smartphone to a car’s infotainment system, and a driver can have access to features including Apple’s Siri or Google’s Assistant.
Google’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (AAPL, +1.15%) are two rival software platforms that integrate the smartphone with the car’s infotainment system.
Panasonic announced its car infotainment system tech would start to work with both Alexa and Google Assistant via Android Auto.
There are plenty of new features, including auto-braking and an advanced infotainment system.
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Did You Know?
Infotainment, a blend of "information" and "entertainment," first appeared in the early 1980s. Not everyone approves of "infotainment" and similar pieced-together, media-derived words (e.g., "infomercial" and "edutainment"), however. New York Times Magazine writer Joe Morgenstern referred to "infotainment" as "a plastic word, stuck together with show-biz epoxy." An editorialist for a New England newspaper called it "a nauseating word" that "has crept into the language without an invitation." Unfortunately for such detractors, the word continues to be used today. Not only that, but a new, distinct sense of the word is emerging. People in the automotive industry have recently begun using "infotainment" to refer to the state-of-the-art multimedia technologies (such as GPS systems and Internet radio) now available to drivers at the push of a button.
Origin and Etymology of infotainment
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