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Boost for connected car market

Microsoft has established patent licensing agreements with automotive technology companies Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive for the use of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) file system.

“Connectivity is a critical component of in-car infotainment, and exFAT technology is the glue that makes it possible

Viet-Anh Le, Tuxera
 
According to a report from Accenture, the in-vehicle infotainment and telematics global market is predicted to exceed US$80 billion by 2014. 

Microsoft’s advanced exFAT technology is enabling automotive companies to meet increasing consumer demand for in-vehicle infotainment technology.

It also allows large audiovisual media files and data to be ported easily between passengers’ and the driver’s electronic devices, including automobiles.

The system also supports high-capacity SDXC memory cards, which are increasingly used for music, pictures, videos and maps for navigation systems and USB-based storage devices.

Tuxera, a leading interoperable file systems provider, works with the automotive industry to implement and support exFAT technology across a range of in-vehicle products requiring reliable file system solutions.

“Connectivity is a critical component of in-car infotainment, and exFAT technology is the glue that makes it possible,” said Viet-Anh Le, Tuxera’s automotive business manager. “Licensing exFAT ensures consumers will experience the best possible interoperability with next-generation infotainment solutions.”

Microsoft previously established similar exFAT licensing agreements with BMW. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly focusing on the in-car experience and are developing infotainment systems based on Microsoft technology to meet consumer demand.

Read more about the connected car experience in our feature in the spring issue of Prime.

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