REDEFINING THE DRIVER & PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
Consumers expect diverse online services and features available also in their cars. At the moment, connectivity drives innovation in the development of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. Ixonos delivers user-centric solutions and services for Connected Cars.
Ixonos automotive solutions – including MirrorLink
IXONOS IVI CONNECT™ is an industry standards based solution for connecting mobile devices and cloud services with the car. It includes support for iPhone, standard Android smartphones and MirrorLink phones, and allows 3rd parties to develop their own in-car applications with HTML5 on top of IVI Connect™. Consumers can access the content and apps located in their smartphone from car’s head unit and remotely control car’s functions from the mobile device. First commercial systems with Ixonos IVI Connect will become available in mass production vehicles in 2014.
Ixonos IVI Connect™ delivers the following features and benefits for the car original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket IVI system vendors:
- Wide smartphone connectivity. Supports iPhone and other iOS devices, standard Android devices and MirrorLink compatible devices.
- Dazzling user interface. Great performance over WiFi enables a top-notch in-car experience.
- Full control by the car OEM or aftermarket IVI system. They are not dependent of smartphone manufacturers or certain physical connectors
- In-car apps for mobile devices. Includes a software development kit (SDK) for developing apps.
- Optionally includes also basic in-car applications for mobile devices
MIRRORLINK™ FOR HEAD UNITS – Ixonos is the pioneer of MirrorLink technology. Our MirrorLink Client software stack can be licensed by our customers, and we provide services for integrating MirrorLink with a solid performance to head units
MIRRORLINK™ FOR MOBILE DEVICES – We license our MirrorLink Server software stack to our customers and provide services for integrating MirrorLink with a solid performance to mobile devices.
IXONOS MEDIA HUB allows sharing music in the car. The driver and the passengers have access to all available media from multiple sources via one media player, using a dynamic media library. Available media consists of local media in the car’s IVI System, media located on everyone’s mobile devices in the car, and media in the cloud. Ixonos licenses its Media Hub solution for car OEMs and IVI System vendors.
Ixonos automotive services
Ixonos offers a wide range of services for car OEMs and IVI system vendors including:
- Full device design – accessories and branded smartphones and tablets
- Human Machine Interface (HMI) and User Experience (UX) design services
- Software development projects
- Verification services
- MirrorLink™ certification testing
Ixonos’ automotive customers consists of car OEMs, commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as IVI systems vendors.
Ixonos delivers an IVI Connect™ based infotainment solution including the HMI and UX design for Marcopolo, one of the largest bus manufacturers in the world. Read more about it here.
Our team is passionate about technology and infotainment. We have written several blog posts about our vision for infotainment and connected cars. You can find them among the Ixonos blogs here.
MirrorLink is a trademark of Car Connectivity Consortium.