US: Dell develops cloud-based infotainment app for concept car (University project)

At the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Dell introduced a new infotainment application that utilizes the Dell Streak and cloud storage technology in a new hybrid concept car built by Clemson University graduate students.

Developed by the Dell Services Engineering Solutions team, the prototype application integrates the Dell Streak as the information and entertainment hub of the new concept car, Deep Orange, replacing the conventional dedicated built-in radio and navigation system.

The Dell Streak, a 5-inch Android-based pocket tablet, is designed to provide an excellent on-the-go entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience.

The infotainment application is among the first in-car, grab-and-go mobile devices designed to sync with the car to control music and directional navigation, as well as display car data such as fuel range and battery life.

The in-car to in-pocket capability gives the users a universal device that consolidates their music, pictures and videos, address book, contacts and other personal information that can be accessed at home, at work or on-the-go, from any device at any time, by utilizing cloud storage technology.

The Dell Services Engineering Solutions team worked with Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) graduate students and staff to develop the infotainment application to run on the Android platform that serves as the dashboard monitor of the car, built from a BMW 1 series.

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