MirrorLink smartphone support for smartfortwo & smart forfour

smart-2015-MirrorLinkSmartphone integration for smart cars is coming in 2016 models with the MirrorLink platform as part of the smart Media-System.

MirrorLink mirrors what is on the smartphone screen onto the center stack screen of the smart fortwo and smart forfour.

MirrorLink supports the apps MIROAMER (internet radio and music entertainment), Audioteka (talking books) and COYOTE (community-based real-time traffic information). More apps will be coming in the future..

MirrorLink is a standard developed by a consortium of vehicle and IT companies which is based on a standardixed interface for transmitting display content and commands. Devices and apps are certified.

Other new tech items available for new 2016 models are a tablet holder for the Rear Seat Entertainment System. The tablet holder is designed for the iPad Air. The fitted device is both ergonomic and safe, and can be removed from the backrests of the front seats at any time.

The Car Connectivity Consortium announced the phase-one winners of the MirrorLink Hackathon held in Paris.

Volkswagen announced availability of Android Auto, CarPlay and MirrorLink for in the United States and Europe it is currently installed on some 2016 models.

iHS predicted that MirrorLink will be installed 1.1 million vehicles in 2015 and 17 million in 2020.

Pioneer Electronics’ AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, and AVH-4100NEX are compatible with MirrorLink.

The Car Connectivity Consortium announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and HTC One (M9) are enabled to work with MirrorLink in vehicles.