Imagine the most captivating, comforting and satisfying features of a vehicle. Now, imagine them being executed at the most convenient manner. This and more could be had through the Telematics Solutions from Continental Automotive Systems.
With the said advanced solutions, digital music and other auto features could be enjoyed with just a touch of a button or by simply using voice commands. The Telematics Solutions from the Automotive Systems Division will serve as the key to make wireless connection of portable devices, like MP3 players and PDAs, more convenient and user-friendly.
Continental Automotive Systems has already integrated Bluetooth and telematics systems to over 12 million vehicles. Now, the division of Continental AG, an international automotive supplier, is in the process of designing intelligent electronics that will wirelessly connect portable devices and external digital content to the car. This auto feature will enable drivers to access their personal music collection in new ways while enjoying a ride.
With the new feature, the drivers will not only have the ability to carry out hands-free mobile phone calls but they also will be able to play digital music inside their car and access songs using voice commands, controls in the steering wheel or instrument panel. The forthcoming next-generation telematics products in development will be adaptable to future wireless technologies and standards by software updates. The feature makes it easier to stay connected to the latest auto devices.
With the new solutions, digital music can be transferred via Bluetooth wireless technology or USB connection. The driver can navigate through the device's menu by pushing a button or using voice commands. The company's telematics systems also wirelessly download a mobile phone's address book into the car, support personalized ringtones and stored speed dialing numbers, use text-to-speech to read incoming short messages (SMS) aloud if desired and allows up to 12 Bluetooth phones to be connected to the system.
If ever the mobile phone call is initiated outside the car and is to be continued in the car, the telematics feature automatically transfers the call without interruption to the car's hands-free system when the ignition is switched on. On the other hand, a phone module for service and assistance functions and mobile internet access can be built into the telematics unit.
"Continental Automotive Systems recognizes that development cycles in the field of consumer electronics are much shorter than in the automotive industry," comments Kieran O`Sullivan, the head of Continental Automotive Systems Telematics business unit. "Future portable devices can be supported by new software updates or new hardware components." The telematics solutions also recognize the needs of the car manufacturers in that these components can be combined into a wireless communications gateway which can be integrated into the car and connected up to its networks.
The new telematics systems create an in-vehicle communications network that swiftly integrates portable devices and digital content into cars. In regard to accessing digital music, the driver's hands could stay on the steering wheel and eyes stay on the road while choosing and playing songs.
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