Volkswagen ensures mobile compatibility with RealVNC partnership
Automotive giant Volkswagen has expanded a five-year relationship with RealVNC to enable it to ensure a consistent quality user experience in its cars – whatever handset the user is using.
Using its VNS Automotive Mirrorlink Certified solution car owners are able to pair their car with their smartphone. This then allows their devices to perform numerous functions within the car – from streaming movies to the backseats to running mapping applications on the centre console.
The technology allows the mobile device to be controlled from the car dashboard, vehicle bezel keys or steering wheel switches without distracting the driver.
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Volkswagen, and to play a key role in ensuring that the millions of Volkswagen cars enabled with MirrorLink work well with all mobile devices”, said Tom Blackie, Vice President of Automotive and Mobile at RealVNC. He continues, “It's reassuring to see major mobile phone manufacturers, especially in China and Asia, are embracing MirrorLink and even more so as most are now using our technology.”