The Second Generation In-vehicle Infotainment System adopts the MOST-150 "Multiple Ring Networking Technology". The server on board connects to hundreds of high definition display terminals. Through the synergy of software and hardware design as well as the provision of big data cloud service, the system not only integrates more attractive features but also enhances user experience.
The conventional in-vehicle information system is limited by the transmission bandwidth, which can only display simple information and fail to meet the individual needs of passengers. Besides, the conventional in-vehicle information system is inconvenient for maintenance because it cannot be connected to the internet and bus operators cannot update user-preferred contents timely through cloud platform.
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.