You might have seen the news on Car Connectivity Consortium LLC (CCC) been founded earlier this year. It was launched by 11 leading automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics companies. This consortium targets to further develop in-vehicle connectivity solutions and standards. Current consortium members include e.g. Alpine, Daimler, General Motors, Honda, HTC, Hyundai Motor Company, LG Electronics, Nokia, Panasonic, PSA, Samsung, Toyota and Volkswagen. You can visit the CCC website at http://www.carconnectivity.org/.
Consortium also further develops the Nokia originated Terminal Mode standard. Terminal Mode offers a seamless connectivity between a mobile device and the in-vehicle infotainment system. Terminal Mode technology is extremely simple from the consumer perspective utilizing existing standards and technologies. Such examples include Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™), Virtual Networking Computing (VNC™), Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Bluetooth™. The mobile device can be controlled through the in-car touch display, control buttons, and steering wheel controls, when the connection is made via Terminal Mode.
As the consortium focuses on further developing the in-car connectivity standards, it will also create new business opportunities for application developers. Keep your eyes open and stay tuned for more news!
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Marko Tuukkanen, Senior Product Manager, Nokia Automotive