Smartphones in "terminal mode" will enable apps to be acceessed by drivers, according to Nokia and Harmon Intl. Look for the smartphone to become the centerpiece of European automobiles over the next five years. R.C.J.
Here's what GPS Business News says: Harman and Nokia to Interface Cars with Smartphones. The Automotive Division of in-car infotainment specialist Harman International and Nokia have announced their collaboration to develop technology which seamlessly integrates smartphones into in-vehicle infotainment systems. Known as Terminal Mode, the standard pushed by Nokia not only allows to use mobile applications and content through cars' infotainment systems, but also to access car data such as position, speed, fuel level, etc. to enable new innovative solutions. Harman is particularly interested in leveraging smartphone capabilities in connection with Entry- and Mid-level infotainment systems...Nokia is already partnering with Continental, Alpine, Fiat, and a few other automotive companies to develop and promote this technology.
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