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VNC Automotive and MediaTek accelerate device connectivity for IVI systems.

by | Jul 17, 2019 | News

Today at the Automotive Linux Summit, VNC Automotive and MediaTek announced a collaboration to bring multi-device split screen mirroring to MediaTek’s Autus I20 infotainment system-on-chip (SoC). This technology will enable automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design cutting-edge, differentiated in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI) and rear screen solutions, bringing consumers stunning in-vehicle display experiences. As leaders in the vehicle connectivity space, MediaTek’s SoCs and VNC Automotive’s connectivity middleware have been deployed to the market globally.

With in-vehicle split screen technology, drivers and passengers can enjoy a personalised entertainment experience by accessing their smartphone’s content from any of the vehicle’s entertainment displays. The solution also supports panorama style displays in the front so users can mirror multiple smartphone devices within the same user interface and share smartphone content with rear seat entertainment (RSE) systems. 

VNC Automotive is exhibiting at the Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo from July 17-19. Using MediaTek’s Autus I20 flagship automotive SoC, VNC Automotive will be demonstrating an IVI system composed of remote screens from multiple sources, mirrored using VNC Automotive’s cutting-edge connectivity protocol.

MediaTek and VNC Automotive are working closely with operating system, connectivity protocol and silicon providers so Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs can easily integrate the split screen technology into vehicle sensory, IVI and human-machine interface (HMI) systems and ensure the systems work seamlessly with consumer devices. This tight integration will help shorten the development cycle, streamline engineering resources and speed up time to market for the latest IVI technology.  

“The power of our relationship with MediaTek and the collaborative approach that our innovation teams have been able to take has resulted in real advancements in device-to-vehicle connectivity,” said Tom Blackie, CEO of VNC Automotive. “The ‘multi-device split screen’ use case that we have been able to realise for automotive OEMs has proved really compelling and we are delighted that the first Tier 1 will commence production, with our software on the MediaTek Autus I20, from quarter three this year.” 

“MediaTek has built its legacy on innovative multimedia solutions. We’ve tailored our multimedia technology for IVI systems to bring consumers the best entertainment experience right from their car,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President at MediaTek. “Implementing VNC Automotive’s connectivity middleware within our latest offering will enable manufacturers to quickly and easily integrate device and protocol agnostic screen mirroring in next generation IVI systems.” 

About VNC Automotive:

VNC Automotive is truly brilliant at car connectivity and telematics software. Having just spun-out of another successful tech firm its software is already deployed in over 25 million vehicles, across 20 of the world’s largest automotive OEMs, including VW Group, Toyota, Honda, PSA and many more. VNC Automotive develop and supply software across the automotive ecosystem to equipment suppliers such as Bosch, Panasonic, Clarion, Pioneer and device vendors such as Sony, HTC, LG, and Huawei.

For more information about VNC Automotive please contact Julia Felgate-Barker, jfb@vncautomotive.com


About MediaTek Inc.:

MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year. They are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Their dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearables and automotive solutions. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals through smart technology. They call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything they do. Visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

To learn more about the MediaTek partnership and to view a demo of the solution please visit booth 24. During the event, Agustin Almansi, Technical Account Manager at VNC Automotive, will be giving a presentation titled “Embracing a Modular Architecture for the IVI System.” Please register for the session via the conference website.