CEA Addresses Mobile Aftermarket
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is working with the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Cooperation to help solve challenges associated with aftermarket integration of in-vehicle electronics. CEA says it is working to develop a gateway interface for aftermarket products into the MOST network for cars.
CEA predicts the MOST fiber-optic network will connect multimedia devices in 48 percent of cars worldwide by 2008. The organization issued a statement saying that it wants "to ensure that aftermarket products will be able to interface with these vehicles."
According to CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro, "Every consumer has the right to replace or upgrade the consumer electronics in their vehicle. We believe working with the MOST Cooperation can help alleviate challenges to connectivity and support the rising sale of mobile video, navigation devices and aftermarket autosound equipment and provide consumers with more choices in determining their in-vehicle products."