Terminal Mode is Now MirrorLink

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By now you’ve probably heard of Terminal Mode—a standard for syncing your phone with a car radio so the radio screen can mirror the functions on your phone.

MirrorLinkAs of Monday, Terminal Mode has been renamed MirrorLink, presumably to more effectively reflect what it does.

As of yet, we’ve seen no actual commercial implementation of MirrorLink but the first products will be presented by several companies September 15 -25 in Frankfurt, Germany at the IAA International Motor Show, said the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a group devoted to furthering MirrorLink.

Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Garmin and Sony are CCC members. The Consortium has also won the membership of 7 leading auto makers and six leading phone makers.

“We know that 70 percent of all new car customers want some form of connectivity. The great news is that we have the technology to allow consumers to use this connectivity safely and simply, keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. CCC will help standardize these technologies and make them widespread throughout the industry,” said the CCC’s Alfred Tom.

Other CCC members include General Motors, Daimler, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Volkswagen as well as LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

“Establishing cooperation between the automotive and mobile communications industries enables the best of both worlds, combining advanced smartphone applications with auto testing and certification,” he added.

For further information, visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Source: Car Connectivity Consortium

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