RealVNC demos smartphone connectivity on QNX-powered head unit

Two weeks ago, at Telematics Detroit, RealVNC demonstrated how its technology lets you access your smartphone, and all of its apps, from the dashboard of your car.

If you think this technology will give you unfettered access to YouTube, Facebook, and Email while driving, think again — the system can be configured to lock out distracting apps while the car is in motion. You can, however, interact with maps, local search, and other useful services, using steering wheel buttons or other in-car controls. The best part is, your smartphone stays in your purse or pocket, which is where it belongs when you're behind the wheel.

Enough blather. Let's roll the tape:

For more information on this and other approaches to car-smartphone connectivity, download the whitepaper written by my colleague Andy Gryc.

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