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 |  Nov 22 2011, 1:00 PM

Once upon a time, the only in car entertainment offered was a simple radio. Those days are long gone, with the ubiquity of iPod connectors and Bluetooth devices.

And the technology train is not about to stop anytime soon. Germany’s BMW is now working with Korea’s Hyundai, along with some tech companies to bring you the future of in-car networking solutions.

Broadcom, NXP, Freescale and Harmon have joined their knowledge together to create OPEN (One Pair Ether Net) Alliance, which will work on ethernet based connectivity for automobiles. This system will be able to offer 100Mbps connectivity over a single unshielded cable.

This new partnership between these tech companies is called SIG (Special Iinterest Group) and BMW and Hyundai are the first auto-makers to sign on to this technology.

[Source: Autoblog]