VNC Automotive introduces next-gen connectivity and telematics software
VNC Automotive participated in the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) booth at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week. AGL, which is an open-source project at the Linux Foundation, is bringing together automakers, suppliers, and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving.
In the AGL booth, VNC Automotive demonstrated its globally deployed smart device, car, and cloud connectivity solutions—together with an industry-first showing of iOS full screen mirroring and smart device interactivity, directly from the dash.
Using the system, drivers and passengers can access a full portfolio of applications in a safe and convenient way, while driving and through the rear-seat displays. Unlike existing standards that are often limited to navigation and audio playback, it enables a whole portfolio of entertainment and productivity-based applications including instantaneous media streaming, business applications, voice assistants, and parking applications.
This functionality is now available as a standard feature within the company’s production-grade, industry-certified software stack for both iOS and Android devices.
The telematics solution uses the latest dedicated protocol for secure, high-performance, real-time, bi-directional remote access and control. The highly scalable, carrier-grade cloud infrastructure has Enterprise-grade security that can be managed by the company or hosted within a customer’s own organization. It supports in-vehicle SIMs and phone tethering, and allows full customization and control of branding and the end-to-end customer experience.
The system has a wide selection of industry-standard protocol support for integration into both head units and mobile devices. It supports the MirrorLink, CarPlay, Android Auto, CarLife, SDL and VNC Automotive’s own standard, as well as HSML, and WFD protocols over USB or Wi-Fi. It is immediately available and pre-integrated on any combination of silicon and operating system. The company’s enhanced infotainment solution is meant to complement the standards providing responsible access to drive-safe device content and audio on the move while offering superior performance, security, and flexibility.