A DVD audio system will be available on a 2004 model luxury vehicle, officials from Panasonic Automotive Electronics said at the SAE World Congress.
The system for an unnamed automaker will be the first automotive DVD, Panasonic said. The company is working with other automakers, too, said Thomas Dunn, director of product strategy and marketing for the automotive sales group.
DVD audio discs hold more data for longer playing time and better sound quality.
Prices for DVD audio discs have dropped close to CDs as the new format takes off.