In car entertainment systems are becoming more common in many vehicles as are systems that incorporate GPS and hands free calling features. Nokia, NAVTEQ, and Magneti Marelli have teamed up to demonstrate a new system that integrates a smartphone into the entertainment system in premium automobiles.
The technology seamlessly integrates the smartphone and allows the full range of smartphone features to be accessed by the user once it is connected in the car. The information from the smartphone would be offered on the vehicle high-resolution screen.
Using the technology the driver could get GPS info from the smartphone or car combined with fuel levels and engine status updates. The service could then find the nearest gas station and route the driver to the location. The smartphone in this case would provide the Internet connectivity needed for the feature to function.