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Infotainment system

What does the infotainment system in a car do?

An infotainment system controls a car’s information and entertainment functions, usually through a screen mounted on the dashboard or in the centre console. This means that a driver (or front-seat passenger) can use the infotainment system to control the satellite navigation, their smartphone, the radio, music from an audio player, or change the vehicle’s settings. Pretty swish.

Related Jargon

What is a car's centre console?

The centre console is the area in the middle of the dashboard that contains the buttons and switches for operating most of the car’s functions.

How does Apple CarPlay work?

Apple CarPlay allows iPhone owners to connect their phone to a car and show an iOS screen on the infotainment system display.

What is Android Auto?

Android Auto is a way of linking your smartphone to a car and are designed to help improve safety and convenience.

What is Mirrorlink in cars?

MirrorLink allows drivers to sync their smartphones with their car’s infotainment system so they can safely access many of the smartphone’s features while driving.

How does satellite navigation work in a car?

A car’s satellite navigation system, or sat nav, uses the information from GPS satellites to work out its latitude, longitude, altitude and movement.

What is GPS and how does it work?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of satellites that sends information about time and location to a vehicle’s navigation system.

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