ETSI adopts MirrorLink for linking phone apps to car dashboards

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The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and ETSI have announced the publication of the MirrorLink specification, an open standard for smartphone-car connectivity that allows smartphone apps to be projected on car In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

The CCC developed the technology in collaboration with cross-industry stakeholders including car OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, phone manufacturers, and app developers.

MirrorLink gives smart devices a robust and streamlined, wired and wireless mechanism for presenting applications on IVI systems. Consumers have access to smartphone applications in a responsible way, while conforming to industry guidelines to minimize driver distraction by using voice, touch and rotary knob inputs.

MirrorLink is already deployed in hundreds of millions of smartphones and millions of vehicles. The official technical spec will be part of ETSI’s TS 103 544 series, said ETSI ITS chairman Niels Peter Anderson.

“As an ETSI Technical Specification, MirrorLink adoption will expand and enable more smartphones to safely connect and interoperate with auto makers’ IVI units,” said CCC president Mahfuzur Rahman.

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