By Peter Kleiner
I was at a congress in Germany about advances in electronics of the car
(the congress was in German and there is no English web page yet – see http://www.elektronik-tagung.de/mic/elekTagung2006/deutsch/ ). There was a really interesting session about consumer devices and their emerging into the car.
A standard mobile device that can be found in cars today is the
mobile phone. Integration of this device into the navigation or
infotainment system in the car is state of the art. There are standards
around like Bluetooth which define the communication and data exchange
between the mobile phone and the in-car device. By that, the in-car
device can access the address book of the phone and can initiate or
accept phone calls. Typically, the display of the mobile phone is not
used in this scenario.