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Clarion and Nokia Working on In-Car Infotainment Systems

Clarion is a Japanese company, focused on in-car audio and electronics and we learn that the brand recently announced a partnership with Nokia, aimed at developing a technology called “Terminal Mode”. This technology will integrate in-car devices with smartphones, allowing them to work together seamlessly.

Thus, the users will enjoy dedicated apps and services from their smartphones via the in-car devices. The collaboration will also involve NAVTEQ, supplying map information for the car navigation systems in overseas markets. Intelligent transport systems will also be enabled, as well as advanced driver assistance systems and navigation coordination.

Terminal Mode will extend the smartphone services and app ecosystem into the car, also increasing Nokia’s involvement with the automotive industry.

[via Akihabara News]