Alpine, Nokia to Integrate Phones Into Car Systems
Alpine Electronics said last week that it has reached a deal with Nokia and NAVTEQ to create a new technology called Terminal Mode. The system is meant to integrate Nokia phones into car systems, while also providing navigation services.
“The infotainment system of a modern car is a natural extension for the capabilities of smartphones," Vishal Chatrath, Head of Product Development for Nokia Automotive, said as part of the announcement. "Not only will it simplify the use of turn-by-turn voice guidance from Ovi Maps, but also provide a new and easy way of accessing other content on the smartphone, such as music, and delivering automotive specific widgets from the Ovi Store."
“This collaboration offers Alpine Electronics the opportunity for further innovation using our Mobile Media Solutions in the automotive industry," Toru Usami, Executive Managing Director of Alpine Electronics, said.