Nokia has taken another step in the promotion of its new Terminal Mode technology by collaborating with in-car entertainment company Harman International.
The handset manufacturer plans to develop towards integrating its smartphones into the Harman infotainment system which can be fitted into vehicles.
Nokia is attempting to take the technology one step further than just using mobile apps and content through a car’s entertainment system, by adding to this access to car data and enable even more possibilities for its technology.
Vesa Luiro, director of the automotive business at Nokia has commented:
“We are happy to be involved in creating an industry standard to connect smartphones to in-car systems.
“It is a totally logical step and we believe this standard will fuel the creation of innovative new services for drivers. The infotainment system of a modern car is a natural extension for the capabilities of smartphones. 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 applications from the Ovi Store.”
Nokia hopes that this new interface would allow information to pass freely between a smartphone and the computer system in a car.