Voice Infos Personal Message Center App is Now MirrorLink-Compatible
Beaverton, OR – November 19, 2015 — Starting today, drivers can use the Voice Infos app to access their most important messages directly from their car dashboards. Voice Infos recites the user’s most important messages while driving, such as missed calls, appointments, text messages, news and other updates. The platform comes to the dashboard via RockScout, a simple download powered by MirrorLink® that makes participating Android audio apps MirrorLink-compatible. The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as RockScout continues to garner interest from the world’s most popular apps on the market today.
“Voice Infos was developed with the goal to streamline all communication channels in a person’s life, whether it is through phone, text, email, social media or beyond,” said Fabian Broszat, CEO, Voice Infos. “Compatibility with MirrorLink extends the experience into the car for people on the go, providing a hands-free and more responsible way for drivers to stay up to date with their networks while behind the wheel.”
RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.
“With apps that cover the most crucial scenarios in the driving environment, MirrorLink’s app index is nicely rounding out with the addition of a message platform like Voice Infos,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the CCC. “RockScout continues to bring the most useful apps into the fold, and the entire MirrorLink ecosystem is quickly expanding with millions of MirrorLink-enabled cars and smartphones already available today.”
MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity where no single entity has a controlling stake.
About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.
Finn Partners for the CCC