Andrew Thompson and Pádraig McGarrigle report on the future of HTML5 in automotive infotainment systems and whether it will bring carmakers the diversity of apps they crave.
For more than a decade, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been at work on a set of coding standards intended to enable a single piece of code – be it for an app or a website – to display across a broad range of connected devices. And the automotive industry has been paying close attention, hoping this new set of standards, known as HTML5, would increase the number of apps available for the connected vehicle, or, at the very least, bring down development costs.
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