Automotive Connection System
Automotive video systems are increasingly
popular, and car manufacturers have been asking for a way to incorporate
HDMI connectivity into their vehicles. The HDMI 1.4 specification answers
that need with a new, robust automotive connection system, specifically
designed to meet the demanding requirements of the road while delivering
true HD video to a seatback or dashboard display.
The new automotive connection system
consists of two elements:
- A new type of Automotive HDMI
cable, designed for connections within a vehicle and tested to perform
under the unique stresses of the motoring environment such as vibration
and temperature extremes.
- A new category of locking
HDMI connector, known as the Type E connector, designed for securing
internal connections within a vehicle.
Owners of HDMI-equipped vehicles will
be able to easily enjoy HD video from their personal media players,
HD camcorders, and other digital sources while on the go.