Briefs: Broadband expands in-car entertainment

January 6, 2006

Car video entertainment is taking steps toward becoming ubiquitous through the use of wireless broadband technologies on display in Las Vegas this week.

Freescale Semiconductor had its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) on display at the Delphi booth, where visitors at the Consumer Electronics Show saw an in-vehicle system stream two simultaneous videos on to a pair of liquid-crystal screens mounted in the front-seat headrests.

The screens do not require hard-wiring to a server in the vehicle, and the system can handle high-definition signals and MPEG2 format movies.

Boosters tout UWB as being ideal for global positioning data and for passenger diversions that include on-line gaming.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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