Automakers Embrace The IPod - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
News
12/21/2005
03:45 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
7 Key Cloud Security Trends Shaping 2017 & Beyond
Dec 15, 2016
Cloud computing is enabling business transformation as organizations accelerate time to market and ...Read More>>

Automakers Embrace The IPod

Automakers are expected to ride the popularity of the iPod and add support for Apple Computer's portable music player in millions of cars over the next six years.

Automakers are expected to ride the popularity of the iPod and add support for Apple Computer's portable music player in millions of cars over the next six years, a research firm said Wednesday.

By 2011, the number of U.S. autos with iPod adapters is expected to reach 28 million from 500,000 this year, according to the Telematics Research Group. Worldwide, iPod support is expected in 73 million vehicles in six years from 900,000 this year.

"The rapid ramp up of available solutions from automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) is a stark contrast to the normal five-year product development cycle in the automotive industry," Phil Magney, founder and principal analyst for TRG, said in a statement.

Currently, 39 models from major U.S. auto brands are sold with either iPod adapters or an auxiliary-input jack for plugging in some other digital audio device.

Aux input jacks are expected to ship with 60 million cars in the U.S. by 2011 from 3 million this year. Worldwide, the numbers are 150 million and 6 million, respectively.

The number of cars with support for the wireless Bluetooth audio standard, or A2DP, is expected to increase from zero today to 8.5 million in the U.S. and 25 million worldwide in six years.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll