Course detail

Vehicular Multimedia

FEKT-MPA-VHMAcad. year: 2024/2025

Students become familiar with fundamentals of digital communication and multimedia systems used in automobiles. In the first part of the course emphasis is put on explanation of the principle of source codecs and their practical application. Attention is devoted to the fundamental principles of analog and digital signal processing as well as the function of audio amplifiers and loudspeakers, and displays of images and video signals. In the second part of the course, the advanced and perspective wireless and multimedia systems (5G, 6G, IoT, M2M, WLAN, LPWAN, Bluetooth, UWB, LTE, DVB-T2/T2-Lite, DAB+ and DMB) are described.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Student registering for the course should be able to explain the basic principles of digital signal processing and data communication, express signals in time and frequency domains and have basic knowledge about linear and nonlinear circuits. Generally, the knowledge of the Bachelor's degree level is required.

Work in the laboratory is conditional on a valid qualification of a "worker knowledgeable for independent activity" according to the Decree No. 50/1978 Coll., which students must obtain before starting the course. Information on this qualification is given in the Dean's Directive on familiarization of students with safety regulations.


Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

During the semester, students can obtain up to 30 points for their active work in laboratory. The final exam (in a written form) is awarded by up to 70 points.
The content and forms of ;instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.


The aim of the course is become familiar with concept and principles of modern multimedia systems, used in automobiles, their architecture and methods of signal processing (audio, image, video, data). Partial aims are explanation of the principle of source codecs for sound, and image and video signals and methods to measurement individual standards used in advanced wireless and multimedia systems.
The graduate is able to:
  • describe wireless communication and multimedia system, used in automobiles, and explain the function of blocks
  • explain and apply the tools of audio, image and video compression codecs
  • describe the used methods of source coding, channel coding and modulations
  • describe architecture of WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WPAN (Bluetooth, ZigBee, UWB), LPWAN (LoRa, SigFox), M2M, ITS, DVB-T2, FM and DAB+ and explain methods of signal processing in these systems
  • describe classes and characteristics of amplifiers and receivers used in automobiles
  • describe displays used in cars (LED displays, HUD, holographic displays)
  • define and explain Infotainment (operating systems, services, future for infotainment in smart mobility).

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

FISCHER, Walter. Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology: A Practical Engineering Guide (Signals and Communication Technology). 4th ed. Springer, 2020. 1076 pages. ISBN: 978-3030321840 (EN)
USMAN, Mohammed, Mohd WAJID a Mohd D. ANSARI. Enabling Technologies for Next Generation Wireless Communications. 1st ed. CRC Press, 2020. 295 pages. ISBN: 978-0367422493 (EN)
ARSLAN, Huseyin. Wireless Communication Signals: A Laboratory-based Approach. 1st ed. Wiley, 2021. 464 pages. ISBN 978-1119764410 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-AEE Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. General introduction to wireless systems, car multimedia
2. Signal processing and compression algorithms for audio signals (MPEG, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC)
3. Signal processing and compression algorithms for images and video signals (MPEG, AVC, HEVC, VCC, VP9, AV1, JPEG XL, AVIF, HEIC)
4. Signal processing (channel coding, digital modulations)
5. Basic concept and functions of wireless and multimedia systems
6. Standards and systems for transmission and receiving of audio signals (FM, DAB/DAB+, DMB)
7. Standards and systems for transmission and receiving of multimedia signals (WLAN, LTE, DVB-T2/T2-Lite)
8. WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WPAN (Bluetooth, ZigBee, UWB) and LPWAN (LoRa, SigFox) systems
9. Systems for machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
10. Classes and characteristics of amplifiers for automotive electronics
11. Displays in cars (LED displays, HUD, holographic displays, VR)
12. Infotainment (operating systems, services, future for infotainment in smart mobility)
13. Trends and perspectives in automotive multimedia systems 

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Measuring of DAB/DAB+ signal
2. Bluetooth and WiFi system parameters
3. Basic parameters of an amplifier
4. Measuirng of DVB-T2-Lite signal
5. Objective and subjective evaluation of compressed images