Fusion of wireless and automotive technologies enables new mobile applications

Aleaf, Abdul
December 2005
Portable Design;Dec2005, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p10
This article reports that fusion of wireless and automotive technologies enables new mobile applications. The latest trends in cell phones, wireless technologies and automotive in-vehicle networks are creating new avenues for applications that take advantage of the ways in which these technologies can work together. The implementation these applications has already been established by technologies developed to meet other needs, such as hands-free car kits, GSM modules, controller area network wired networks and Bluetooth wireless networks. The infrastructure that supports it is the gateway processor. The gateway processor acts both as a bridge to unite wired and wireless networks and as a server to provide a high-level interface to in-vehicle systems. It further discusses the role of blue tooth technology in mobile telephony. It states that the hands-free car kit in its simplest form uses Bluetooth short-range radio to interface a cell phone brought into the vehicle with a vehicle-mounted microphone and speaker. The author concludes that Bluetooth and GSM capabilities are becoming standard features for automotive mobile telephony.


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