Get ready for more TVs to hit the road: About 17.6 million television systems for automobiles will ship in 2015, up from 8.2 million this year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
The iSuppli forecast encompasses worldwide shipments of mobile television systems for cars, including embedded solutions and TVs included in portable navigation devices (PNDs).
However, the market for in-car TVs and related services faces numerous financial and technical challenges, according to iSuppli principal analyst of automotive electronics Richard Robinson. “For broadcasters and receiver manufacturers alike, considerable technical issues need to be addressed,” he said. “For example, the uninterrupted delivery of picture and audio is imperative in moving vehicles, regardless of the receiving environment.”
Mobile TV in the automotive space is likely to piggyback on any successes in handheld mobile TV delivery, according to Robinson. More…