Alpine Electronics Announces Strategic Partnership with Nokia and NAVTEQ to Integrate Smartphones Into Car Infotainment Systems

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Fast changing mobile technology and services to be made accessible through in-car systems!

Geneva Auto Show, more about -Mar 3rd, more info 2010 – Alpine Electronics, the leading automotive and systems and audio specialist, announced today together with Nokia and NAVTEQ a strategic partnership to bring a new connected technology called Terminal Mode to car infotainment systems. This technology will provide Nokia’s Ovi services such as navigation, powered by NAVTEQ maps, through smartphones that are integrated into the car environment. By integrating the smartphone handset seamlessly with in-car electronics, this technology is able to bring smartphone widget-based services like navigation, music, weather reports and application stores, in addition to the usual call and talk functions of a mobile phone into the car environment. Once connected, and with appropriate safety measures in place, users are able to ergonomically and safely use services and applications through the high resolution screens and audio systems embedded in the car. The technology was developed in cooperation with CE4A and paves the way for standardized interface between smart phones and automotive infotainment systems.

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