Auto industry working on interface standards

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Auto industry working on interface standards

Leading car makers are deciding in the next few weeks on a set of common specifications for a multimedia interface to motor vehicle electronic systems in order to accommodate a wide variety of computer-based electronic devices in vehicles. The Automotive Multimedia Interface Consortium (AMIC) plans to release a draft of a specification within months that will include an endorsement of a low-speed bus and possibly one or two high-speed buses. As electronic devices used in vehicles (navigation systems, cell phones, digital radios, in-car PCs, and video screens) demand more and more bandwidth, the need for a high-speed bus is becoming critical.

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