MWC: Samsung to create smartphone connected car solution


Collaboration with vehicle manufacturer Toyota will see the creation of a solution that connects a user’s smartphone to their car 

Samsung is to partner with Toyota to create the Samsung Car Mode Application, an in-car solution that seamlessly connects Samsung smartphones to Toyota’s In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system.

The application will leverage safety in-car UX (User Experience), a voice command technology embedded within smartphones, to provide advanced call and text functionalities, navigation and location-based services.

Samsung said plans have been drawn up to commence commercialisation in Q2 this year. Full details of the solution are being unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Samsung UK and Ireland telecommunications and networks division managing director Simon Stanford said: “With a passion for innovation and a commitment to drive the advancement of the mobile and vehicle industry, Samsung looks forward to the shared success of this collaboration. Together, Samsung and Toyota are opening the door to the Smarter Car Era.”