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In-car HD could be on the horizon

SUNNYVALE, CA - Fujitsu Microelectronics America has introduced a way to transmit high-definition video over an in-vehicle multimedia network. The Fujitsu MB88395 controller can simultaneously transmit multiple streams around the vehicle, such as HD video (1,280 dots x 720 lines) from Blu-Ray DVDs, digital TV, and car navigation images. The system will provide high compression and can transmit without perceptible latency, the press release reads, in order to bring the HD experience to rear-seat entertainment, while reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel efficiency. No word on when it may be available in Canada.