An interesting article on Slashdot today about infotainment systems. Automakers would do well to consider the comments of the Slashdot crowd as reasonable insight into what people really want out of an IVI.
To quote the submitter of the article:
Consumers would prefer to see a standards-based system that allows the interface of their existing mobile OS of choice duplicated or extended on an in-dash touchscreen, while having audio redirected from their device to the vehicle's speakers. Start focusing on technologies like Miracast and Bluetooth and how they can be used to augment a customer's mobile device, rather than replace it.
I've been saying this all along, building proprietary IVI solutions is not the answer.
By the way I plan to kick off my blog this week and will post up the details on my Raspberry Pi project (called Pi Link) that I've discussed in other threads. It will be soon followed by some details on the new project I am working on that is way cooler.
Edit: Here's the logo/wallpaper I made for Pi Link.