Saturday, January 16, 2016

What is MirrorLink protocol?

MirrorLink Protocol which is presently in version 1.1 allows third-party apps to on board screens in automobiles. It is an interoperability standard to interface smartphones with the car's in vehicle infotainment (IVI) system.  This allows drivers to access more mobile apps from dashboards. This may not be as distracting as you think it will be, due to the fact that there are resrictions on how it is implemented. The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is behind MirrorLink.

Apps should follow CCC guidelines to get their apps on dashboards. App developers would need the CCC approval which defines two categories, base category and drive category. The drive category apps will be those that can be used while the car in motion.

Here are some MirrorLink enabled displays taken from this site.

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