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Clarion and Nokia Working on Terminal Mode

Aiming to further boost the development of next-generation smart car infotainment systems, Clarion and Nokia are currently working on Terminal Mode, a new connected car technology that integrates a smartphone interface and an application service business for in-car devices utilizing the Ovi Store application service.

Clarion is also targeting accelerated development and greater commercial dominance of in-car information systems for the Europe and North America markets where Nokia has a strong presence, as well as China and other emerging markets.

“By integrating the Terminal Mode technology into in-car information systems such as car navigation developed by Clarion, we will be able to bring to customers the vast array of applications and services available to smartphones on in-car devices. The integration of in-car devices with smartphones will provide better user experiences for consumers and lead to radical changes in in-car information systems,” Tatsuhiko Izumi, President of Clarion, said in a release.

Clarion believes this collaboration will enable the use of smartphone functions and services for in-car information system functions and support services such as Intelligent transport systems (ITS), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and navigation coordination.

“Nokia believes that Terminal Mode is an ideal base for industry innovation, allowing existing and new kinds of services to be extended into the car,”
said Vesa Luiro, Automotive Director at Nokia. “We are already committed to collaboration with the automotive industry and this alliance with Clarion will further improve the user experience in the car and enable consumers to access their favourite Internet services and smartphone applications, wherever they are.”


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