NAVTEQ, Nokia, Magneti Marelli integrate smartphones and infotainment systems

NAVTEQ, Nokia, Magneti Marelli integrate smartphones and infotainment systems

Once connected, the full range of smartphone features, services and applications are available through the high-res screens and audio systems embedded in the car.

It also enables information exchange between the smartphone and the car as well as information retrieval through GPS functionality.

Connectivity between the smartphone and the car may provide key information such as fuel levels and engine status.

Combined with GPS information from the smartphone or car, it could also enable location based services, such as nearest petrol station with the day's lowest prices, or e-coupons.

Additionally, ADAS-based safety features may also be supported, e.g. to warn drivers to slow down for an upcoming sharp bend.

The integrated system mirrors the display of the smartphone on the larger screen and commands can be given either by voice, gesture, touch or traditional in car controls.

Connection from the mobile device to the infotainment system is made either via Bluetooth or USB cable.

This technology – known as Virtual Networking Computer layer – is in alpha phase and was developed in collaboration with Nokia Research Centre in Palo Alto.


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