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At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Nokia has announced its partnership with the automotive industry to introduce ‘Terminal Mode’. Terminal Mode is being proposed as an industry standard to connect all smartphones that adopt it, not just Nokia smartphones, to support in-car infotainment systems. Nokia believes it should be easy to share information and content between your smartphone and other devices you use everyday such as your PC and the web. This way it is easy to keep everything synchronized and ensure you always have access to the things you love, such as your music, and the services you use, such as navigation, whenever and wherever you need them.

At the show Nokia was part of the following announcements:

  • Partnership between Nokia and Alpine Electronics to highlight integration of smartphone music and media services with in-car audio systems using Terminal Mode.
  • Partnership between Nokia and Harman Becker to demonstrate integration of navigations services with in-car infotainment systems using Terminal Mode.
  • Valmet Automotive shows electric concept car called Eva that includes Terminal Mode technology.
  • Integration of Fiat’s Blue&Me platform with Nokia smartphones.

Nokia sees ‘Terminal Mode’ as a technology to fuel industry innovation as it allows manufacturers and developers to build new kinds of services by interlinking car information with smartphone applications. For example, Nokia will bring Ovi Services such as navigation and music in to the car via its smartphones. By potentially integrating car information such as speed and fuel consumption with navigation services on the smartphone the driver can get a more personalized and relevant service. He can also play music from the smartphone on the in-car sound system and download driving specific applications from the Ovi Store.

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