Hyundai Autonet has announced that it has
selected Motorola as its partner for digital entertainment
and Bluetooth hands-free solutions.
According to the companies, the combination of Motorola's and Hyundai Autonet's strengths is
expected to lead to a cost-effective integration of Bluetooth hands-free solutions, making these features
affordable in nearly every car.
As a supplier of
automotive electronics, Hyundai Autonet claims to have the knowledge and
flexibility to integrate infotainment with these
hands-free solutions. Motorola claims to also bring the knowledge and
capabilities of an automotive semiconductor supplier.
Combining audio processing architecture,
specialized peripherals, software technologies and development
tools, Motorola has developed the Symphony family of audio
devices. According to Motorola, these digital audio and related next-generation solutions
can be expected to set a new standard for vehicle digital
entertainment applications. Based on results measured in early
prototype development, the company says consumers can anticipate a significant
improvement compared to existing solutions.
According to the companies, during the past year, they have worked
together on four technical projects. Motorola provided support for the development of entertainment products and
Bluetooth automotive wireless applications, as well as Driver
Information Systems. Plans are underway for cooperation in other
leading technologies, according to Motorola.
"Motorola is the world's number one supplier of semiconductors for
automotive applications. By harnessing its legacy in RF
technologies and market-leading cellular and Bluetooth expertise
into automotive embedded solutions, Motorola has made itself the
partner of choice for creating intelligent automobiles for today
and tomorrow," said J. J. Yoon, president of Hyundai Autonet.
Motorola and Hyundai Autonet claim that their teams are
collaborating to demonstrate the technology as early
as the fourth quarter of 2002, with pilot production in 2003 and
full production by 2004. "To satisfy the relentless demand of
today's drivers for smart wireless communications and seamless
infotainment, you need core competencies as well as smart ideas,"
said Scott Anderson, general manager of Motorola's Transportation
and Standard Products Group. "At Motorola, not only do we have
exceptional RF technologies, leading edge Bluetooth Audio
Signal Processors (BTASP), and best-in-class audio quality, but we
also believe a vehicle doesn't start with a key, but with a dream.
That's why we are very pleased to expand our successful
relationship with Hyundai Autonet, a company of such stature that
shares our long-term visions."
About Motorola and Bluetooth
Motorola is one of the nine companies participating as Bluetooth
Special Interest Group (SIG) promoters and has announced over 25 Bluetooth
products to date. In performance comparisons, Motorola's Bluetooth
solution has demonstrated a superior user experience through a
design that provides up to four times the range, plus capacity for
twice as many ad hoc networks, along with operating sensitivity to
noise sources fifty percent better than that required by Bluetooth
standards, according to Motorola. For more information, visit www.motorola.com
About Hyundai Autonet
Hyundai Autonet says they are creating a "multimedia world inside the car" as a
Korean leading automotive electronics supplier including
multimedia, network and other electronics parts. By investing core
R&D areas like Digital Sound System, Car AV / Navigation,
Telematics, Voice Recognition Technology, Network Solution and
Safety & Power Train Electronics, Hyundai Autonet claims to be developing an
"Infotainment" system enabling drivers to enjoy information and
entertainment at the same time inside the car.
Hyundai Autonet is developing and manufacturing OEM products for
car manufacturers in Korea including Hyundai and Kia Motors. For more information visit www.hyundaiautonet.com