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Tablets Are Transforming the Future of In-Vehicle Infotainment

Published: 20 May 2013

ID: G00249418

Analyst(s): Satish R.M, James F. Hines


As seamless connectivity and user experiences with tablets enable new usage patterns, expectations will drive innovation in the automotive infotainment space. This is leading to new opportunities for tablet manufacturers and tablet application developers.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Future usage patterns will open new opportunities in the automotive market for tablet manufacturers and the associated semiconductor chip suppliers
  • Auto-specific content provision will shift to tablet application developers, causing the market to move from hardware-centric to usage-centric
  • Tablets will increasingly be leveraged to augment existing vehicle networks, and be seen by tablet application developers as a gateway for the connected vehicle to enable a plethora of services

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