In-Vehicle Infotainment

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What Does In-Vehicle Infotainment Mean?

In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) is an auto industry term that refers to vehicle systems that combine entertainment and information delivery to drivers and passengers. IVI systems use audio/video (A/V) interfaces, touchscreens, keypads and other types of devices to provide these types of services.

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IVI systems typically include A/V features and two-way communications tools, including standard radio and CD players, as well as hands-free phone connections, vehicle voice commands and other types of interactive audio or video. Many IVI systems include rear seat DVD capability that allows passengers to watch movies and other visual media.

Another major IVI component is mobile device connectivity. Newer vehicles have a range of systems that allow devices like iPhones/smartphones and laptops to connect to a vehicle for passenger use. Many IVIs also have security features that prevent drivers from using any video services or other distracting system elements.

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