At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Continental is showing how car drivers will be able to open and start their vehicles in future by using their cell phone. The company is developing a virtual car key integrated in a mobile phone that wirelessly swaps data with the chosen vehicle. This key within a cell phone also makes it possible to personalize vehicles and exchange information to an extent never before seen, and paves the way for new, intelligent mobility concepts.
By Jack Bergquist, Market Analyst, IMS Research
There were some interesting innovations in terms of connected platforms and HMI developments at the show.
Continental has signed AutoLinQ™ development alliances with technology partners including Deutsche Telekom, INRIX, Navigon, NAVTEQ, Pandora, and Ygomi.
By Jeff Shariat, inTELEMATICStoday.com
DENSO’s Blue Harmony is among the more recent in-vehicle communications and infotainment systems to hit the market. Like others in the space, Blue Harmony promises compatibility with current and future devices for consumers who want to stay connected while in their car.