M-Systems, a leader in flash-based data storage products, today announced that Hyundai Mobis (KSE:12330.KS) has incorporated DiskOnChip into its AutoPC.
Planned for production in May, AutoPC from Hyundai Mobis is a computer for automotive use that runs the Windows CE for Automotive operating system. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless communication technology, AutoPC delivers telematics functionality by providing real time traffic information, emergency rescue service support, remote car diagnostics, on-the-go Internet access and many other mobile services.
Most of the features of the device can be controlled with voice commands, leading to a true “hands free” experience.
M-Systems’ DiskOnChip is being used to store the operating system, necessary applications and user data. Like the AutoPC, DiskOnChip has been engineered to withstand the harsh environmental conditions found in automotive applications such as severe vibration, electronic noise and temperature extremes.
According to Shin Hyun Jun, senior manager of the AutoPC engineering team at Hyundai Mobis, “DiskOnChip is the ideal local storage device for our AutoPC. In addition to its outstanding reliability, it was easy to integrate, and it enabled a lower cost structure within our AutoPC.”
“The AutoPC from Hyundai Mobis is an excellent application of the Microsoft Automotive Platform and our DiskOnChip,” said Randall Yang, president of M-Systems Asia. “Native support for DiskOnChip within the Microsoft operating system contributes to the stability of this design – a very important factor for the automotive industry.”
“By combining the latest in technology, Hyundai Mobis is brining a very exciting new product to the automobile industry,” said Peter Wengert, marketing manager, Microsoft.