Peugeot announces smartphone integration at MWC


A number of connected vehicle concepts on display in Barcelona

Carmaker Peugeot used Mobile World Congress to announce MirrorLink, the in-car mobile connectivity system, would be installed in its vehicles.

The system, provided by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), allows users to link a range of smartphone devices across a number of manufacturers to the vehicle’s infotainment system.

“In the past four months, the CCC has witnessed a sea change in the availability and momentum of MirrorLink-enabled products,” said Alan Ewing, president and executive director, CCC. “These rollouts are key additions to more than 500 products already on the market – and represent the true next generation of car-smartphone connectivity.”

Mirrorlink is hoping to establish itself as the auto industry’s standard for bringing mobile phone connectivity into the vehicle. It also announced a fast track system to allow developers top verify apps for the platform.

There were a number of connected car concepts on display at MWC including one from software developer QNX. It showcased its Mercedes-Benz concept vehicle which boasted a number of connected features including a link to an iOS music player.