HDTV Coming to Cars?

Broadcasters are months away from a standard for mobile DTV, but one company says it has a solution to deliver streaming content over IPTV—in high-definition, no less.

MatrixStream says its MX Drive system, using MatrixCast streaming video technology, delivers SD and HD signals over very low bandwidth.

Now, the company is partnering with “multiple motor vehicle manufacturers” to produce a new wireless touchscreen terminal for cars, the MX2, that it says can access live and on-demand programming in vehicles equipped with MX Drive—assuming a wireless broadband connection is available.

The company says the software-based MX2 can be configured and updated wirelessly.

Separately, Chrysler announced it would make wireless Internet access (through cellular networks) standard on all its 2009 models.