This is just a PR for now… but certainly an interesting announcement from Comcast and Delphi at CES. If in-demand or direct broadcast to car takes off with Sirius or XM I wonder how it will compete with something like this. You’ll need a new device regardless and will have to make a choice based on what programming is attractive to you and your family. There’s no mention of content in this deal, it’s really more of getting from home to car. I’d venture a guess that your Comcast DVR (only, not a regular set top) will be able to send video content to the car waiting in your garage.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, Delphi Corp. (NYSE: DPH) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) plan to announce an agreement today under which the two companies will work together to develop ways to allow users to select video content, transfer it to an in-vehicle entertainment system, and take it with them on the go.
Under the agreement, Delphi will work to develop an electronic consumer device for use in vehicles that enables the transfer and user selected playback of video, and Comcast will examine ways to allow users to access
“The Comcast and Delphi joint development project will seek to explore ways to empower users with a new mechanism to deliver video programming to the vehicle,” said Dave Wohleen, Delphi vice president and president of Delphi’s
Electronics & Safety sector. [PR Newswire]