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Continental unveils iPhone and Android integration for all cars

Continental Smartphone Integration
Continental Smartphone Integration

It is for this reason and the safety of users that Continental, international automotive supplier has devised a smartphone integration for all vehicles which is slated to enter production in 2015. Multifunction Smartphone Terminal (MFST) will enable car drivers to use their smartphone (Android, iPhone, etc) functions easily and conveniently and above all safely while at the wheel. This terminal without the cumbersome tangled phone cables allows driver to place the smartphone on the box in the cockpit and use car controls to access any of the features. Attached smartphone is also charged wirelessly.

This terminal will receive new technology which is a combination of wireless charging of smartphone battery, wireless antenna coupling and near field communications. Each of these three features are minus the use of cable connecting phone to vehicle while modular designs allow each vehicle manufacturer to decide on which features they want to offer on their models and which to exclude.

The wireless charging system meets the Qi standards as specified by Wireless Power Consortium which Continental believes will be best suited for use in vehicles. This system of charging is similar to that seen on standard USB charging connections and takes as much charging time as those of cable charging systems. The system is compatible to smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 and S3, the LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020, 925, 820 and 720, Apple iPhone 5S, 5, 4S, and 4, Nokia Lumia 1520, 930 and 920, the Google Nexus 5 and 4, and the LG Optimus G Pro.