Fujitsu has launched MirrorLink-certified Android mobile devices that incorporate MirrorLink enabling technology, VNC® Automotive, from RealVNC. Six devices are now currently available on major Japanese operator networks.
PATEO Corporation, a leading Chinese manufacturer of embedded systems for the automotive industry, has selected RealVNC, the global provider of VNC®, remote access and control software, as a partner for MirrorLink™ certified in-car connectivity.
CSR Synergy® software will come pre-integrated in upcoming releases of Mentor Graphics’ GENIVI Linux compliant Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) to provide a complete software solution for wireless connectivity technologies including Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart, and Wi-Fi®.
RealVNC said it has formed partnerships with Freescale® Semiconductor and QNX Software Systems Limited. Freescale selected RealVNC as a partner for MirrorLink™ certified in-car connectivity and QNX will work with RealVNC to bring RealVNC’s MirrorLink mobile-to-vehicle connectivity solution to the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment.
XAV-602BT features smartphone connectivity and optional XA-NV300T GPS module With TomTom® navigation
Sony (www.sony.com/car) introduced the XAV-602BT smartphone-connected in-dash AV receiver, which it said makes it easier and more convenient to experience music, navigation and smartphone applications while in the car.
Remote access software provider RealVNC selected 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, as its preferred partner for the testing and certification of RealVNC’s VNC Automotive technology in accordance with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) standards.
CCC surpasses 100 members
Shipments to exceed 62 million by 2018 as feature set explodes
ABI Research predicts that shipments of connected automotive infotainment systems will grow from 9 million in 2013 to more than 62 million in 2018 with connected navigation, multimedia streaming, social media, and in-car Wi-Fi hotspots becoming key features.
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), which includes nearly 80 automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics companies, announced that more than 40 MirrorLink™-enabled products are now available. A partial list, including clients, servers, smartphones and receivers, is posted at http://mirrorlink.com/products/certified-products.html.
Two new Sony aftermarket head units, XAV-601BT and XAV-701HD, are the first MirrorLink™-certified products available in US stores. The products were recently launched in Europe.