Airbiquity develops Smartphone integration solution

Airbiquity has announced the introduction of its Mobile Integration solution, designed to safely enable the use of smartphones and applications in the vehicle.

Airbiquity’s solution allows automotive OEMs to craft connected vehicle programs integrating the consumer’s smartphone to provide in-vehicle services, information and entertainment.

The solution permits sourcing of applications and content from anywhere. Applications residing on a consumer’s smartphone or in the cloud can each be safely integrated into the driving experience, including assigning functions to the vehicle’s resources like steering wheel controls and buttons.

As part of the introduction, Airbiquity is demonstrating the Mobile Integration capability at Telematics Update Detroit 2010. The demonstration includes the integration of smartphone and cloud applications from Personal Radio pioneer Slacker Radio.

Airbiquity is enabling the Slacker Radio Mobile application for smartphones to deliver custom music stations and over 120 expert-programmed stations wirelessly to the automotive head unit using Bluetooth technology. It also allows consumers to view the artist information, song title and album art powered by Slacker through their car’s head unit.

Central to the Airbiquity solution are off-board policies that enable OEMs to manage driver application interactions and maintain control of the in-vehicle experience at all times, allowing for legislative compliance and safe driving practices.

Source: Airbiquity.

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