February 27, 2013 -Testronic Labs, the global leader in quality assurance, localization, and certification services for consumer electronics, film and television, games, enterprise, and publishing, is now certified as an Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) for the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink™ global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. Members are among the world’s leading automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics industry companies. Read More.
April 9, 2012 - Alpine Electronics, Inc. (TYO:6816) finally avowed it will bring MirrorLink technology to the U.S. in an aftermarket car radio this year. Read More.
April 11, 2012 - QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for the in-car infotainment and telematics market, today announced that it has joined the Car Connectivity Consotrium (CCC), an organization driving innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions. Read More.
January 10, 2012 - Sony announced 4 new car radios on Monday including 2 models with MirrorLink (formerly known as Terminal Mode). It lets the car radio screen literally mirror the display on your smartphone screen, and controls many of the phone’s apps from the radio. Read More.
November 28, 2011 - Panasonic CorporationaEUR EUR /quotes/zigman/525474/quotes/nls/pc PC +4.28% (tokyo:6752) ("Panasonic") today announced that it has delivered its in-car Display-Audio*1 system compatible with the new MirrorLinkTM *2 smartphone-to-car connectivity standard for the Toyota iQ city car being sold by Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA becoming the world's first*3 OEM supplier of such product for the car industry. This genuine Toyota accessory named "Toyota Touch Life" is being offered as a dealer option for the iQ in Europe.Read More
September 13, 2011 - Alpine Electronics has introduced the world’s first in-car infotainment solution based on MirrorLink.
The new Alpine ICS-X8 App Link Station and Nokia smartphones, both equipped with the first commercial implementation based on the MirrorLink standard, allow users to navigate, listen to music and place calls from the car’s dashboard.
MirrorLink, earlier known as Terminal Mode, basically duplicates the phone’s display (of selected apps) on the in-car screen and allows the user to control the app on the phone via the in-car HMI. Nokia has specifically developed an app called Nokia Car Mode, which provides the required in-car display HMI (with large text, buttons etc) to safely access specific Nokia apps on the phone such as navigation. Read More
September 13, 2011 - Today at the IAA (Internationale Automobil Ausstellung), Nokia announced Nokia Car Mode, a standalone application optimized for the in-car use of Nokia smartphones. Nokia Car Mode features an optimized user interface simplifying the access and use of Nokia Drive (voice-guided car navigation with Nokia Maps), traffic updates, music and voice calls while driving. Nokia Car Mode, built with Qt, will be available for download from Nokia's Ovi Store in Q4 2011 for Nokia smartphones based on Symbian Belle - such as the recently launched Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 - as well as the Nokia N9. Read More.