You may have heard the term ‘infotainment’ in the past – it’s an amalgamation of the two words information and entertainment.
It refers to the display or displays that you find in most modern car dashboards, which provide both information and entertainment to those in the vehicle. You can also control several of the car’s functions from these displays too.
Typically, touchscreen displays mounted at the front of the vehicle, they are available in varying specifications, often related to the price of the car. More high-end models often have more features as they are able to provide more processing power and applications – but even basic options can provide radio operation, satellite navigation and much more.
All new cars are now fitted with a SIM card following a European Union legislation from 2018 – so expect further connectivity upgrades to come in the world of infotainment in the future.