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IHS Markit research suggests that roughly 80.0 million infotainment head units were produced in 2018 globally. It is forecast that production of such head units will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.2% to about 86.5 million units by 2025.
This report provides an overview of the current landscape of infotainment head unit systems for cars as well as an in-depth demand outlook for the systems, main players, and market drivers at global and regional levels. The infotainment head unit is the command center of a vehicle’s entertainment functions including radio tuner, media connectivity, audio playback, navigation, as well as the human-machine interface element (center stack display).
IHS Markit uses three categories to segment infotainment head unit technology as explained below:
This report focuses on audio, display audio, and navigation hardware forecast and opportunities. The services and applications used with these systems will be mentioned but are not the main focus for this report.
Research scope & definitions
Global head unit demand
Regional head unit demand
Mechless vs. Non-mechless
Supplier-OEM relationship overview
OEM infotainment evolution
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