The multi-touch infotainment screen at the center of the dash only shows driver-relevant information, such as navigation, music and weather, while driving to reduce distractions, but it presents a more comprehensive overview when standing still, including a messaging center and calendar. Garmin also has plans for safety sensors that could allow the front seat passenger to access a more comprehensive feature set on the center screen, such as social media and Web functionalities, while ensuring that the driver is prevented from using potentially distracting functions.The K2 Platform is powered by the Jacinto 5-Eco processor and the OMAP 5™ platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), which sports a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A15 foundation and multiple accelerators for high-performance, multimedia-rich infotainment features. Among other benefits, this setup is capable of driving multiple screens with high-resolution 3D graphics, which allows car manufactures to integrate infotainment options for backseat passengers. The K2 user interface is developed in HTML5, making it easy to customize for particular OEM brands.
Inspired By Garmin's Avionics And Marine Technology, K2 Turns The Car Dashboard Into A Digital Cockpit That Provides Drivers A Safe And Intuitive Way To Stay Connected And Access All The Functions They Need While On The Road. (Photo: Business Wire)
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