For years, car manufacturers were in need of an efficient way to incorporate HDMI connectivity into their vehicles. Until certain types of HDMI 1.4 cables came along, there was no real solution to this problem.
HDMI 1.4 cables with a Type E connector provide the perfect, robust automotive connection system. It is specifically designed to meet the demands of travel, movement and the road, whilst still offering a true HD experience.
There are two elements to the new automotive connection system – the Automotive HDMI cable and the locking HDMI connector (Type E).
The first of these is designed for connections within a vehicle, and it has been rigorously tested to ensure that it can handle the unique stresses and challenges of the motoring environment. Particular issues in this area include temperature extremes and vibration, but the new HDMI 1.4 cable is able to handle these effortlessly.
The locking connector, on the other hand, is specially designed for securing internal connections within a car or other type of vehicle.
The most common uses of HDMI in vehicles include dashboard displays and most popularly, seatback HD video to entertain the kids during long car journeys.