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Perfect integration in the vehicle mySPIN - smartphone integration from Bosch Supports all the popular standards

  • Automobile manufacturers can specify applications
  • The apps are made automobile-compatible and controlled via the vehicle display
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  • September 10, 2013
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Use the navigation app to guide you by the fastest route to the next appointment taken from your personal calendar while at the same time listening to your favorite music on Internet radio and booking a suitable hotel room en route. The Car Multimedia experts at Bosch have developed mySPIN, a highly appealing smartphone integration solution that creates a perfect device-vehicle link and ensures safe and reliable in-car use. It allows users to continue using their preferred apps on their iPhone® or Android smartphone in the way they are accustomed to and without compromising safety.

Safe operation via the vehicle's display
The integration solution by Bosch SoftTec GmbH provides an almost identical design and user experience for both mobile operating systems. Once it has been downloaded onto the mobile phone, mySPIN creates a smartphone-vehicle link inside the car. The apps are then made automobile-compatible, that is to say, they are pared down to present the driver with only the relevant information. The apps are subsequently displayed and controlled via the vehicle display.

"The ability to integrate smartphones and all relevant apps in their vehicles means car manufacturers are not only in a position to offer their customers an attractive range of new services but also means that the link to customer smartphones opens up an additional direct marketing channel for them to selectively address their customers," explains Claus Ritzloff, head of sales at Bosch SoftTec GmbH.

What is more, automobile manufacturers can conveniently access the vehicle data via a web interface, thus enabling them to offer customers additional applications and services.

Huge variety of popular apps available anytime
This new system is fueled by apps, which are growing in number all the time. A wide variety of popular apps is already available for the mySPIN solution from Bosch. They include the most frequently used media player, maps, calendar and contacts apps. Also well-known applications like TomTom, Parkopedia, Winston, Hotelseeker, Glympse, Sticher and INRIX are ready to be used at any time.

All apps have been specially designed for use during the journey to be as least distracting as possible, thus ensuring maximum safety. There are only very few technical hurdles for applications to achieve this. App developers are provided with a software development kit.

The automobile manufacturer can specify which apps can be utilized in the vehicle by adding them to a white list. This white list can be updated and expanded as and when needed. The first vehicles of a European premium car manufacturer equipped with this globally applicable smartphone integration solution from Bosch will soon be on the road.

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At the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Bosch is showcasing technical solutions for connected mobility. A variety of innovations are helping to make road traffic cleaner and more efficient, as well as safer and more comfortable. Bosch is exhibiting its highlights at booth A04 in hall 8.

Bosch SoftTec GmbH, which was first formed in July 2011, is headquartered in Hildesheim and is a subsidiary of Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH. On the basis of decades of experience in the field of Car Infotainment and automotive software, a small team of specialists at Bosch SoftTec develops new product solutions in the segments for automotive software, connected services, cloud and smartphone applications.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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PI8272 - September 10, 2013

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