The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has recently begun an Automotive Task Force, and I am honored to be that task force’s chair. Our charter is to develop a plan that clearly establishes automotive technology, specifically In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), as an area of focus and support for the DLNA organization.
The developments in connected car technology confirm that cars are a leading area for technology advancement. At Videon, we always want to be a part of cutting-edge technological advances. They teach us where the our industries are going, and they help us make our existing products even better. That’s why I’m happy to give my time to this important DLNA activity.
As chair of the DLNA task force, I’ll be working with member companies from interested industries including automotive, consumer electronics and more. Our job is to identify and validate DLNA use case scenarios inside the IVI system. This may take the form of in-car servers that automatically synch with home media from your parking spot, or dash cams that can also be brought inside to view video, or in-car networks to share and play media between passenger devices. Then, we will define the interoperability challenges facing the IVI environment. Whatever shape these new products take, DLNA is doing important work, paving the way for future connected car solutions.