Cybercom received responsibility for quality assurance management – to ensure that when using Bluetooth devices, current and future cell phone units can connect to cars. This is a global project; implementation occurs in Europe, the US, and Asia.
"We've seen and will continue to see a trend that increasingly involves various two-way communication interfaces to cars – using consumer electronics units such as in telephony, navigation, audio and video solutions," says Patrik Boman, president and CEO of the Cybercom Group. "One of several challenges for the industry is to enable functionality between users and cars."
Volvo Cars signed a contract with Cybercom regarding the Bluetooth InterOperability Test. The Volvo Cars model programme launched the Bluetooth® hands-free system (integrated Bluetooth unit) that connects itself (using Bluetooth) to cell phones. This enables use of the car's integrated displayer, steering wheel buttons, and speakers for safer phone conversations.
"The Bluetooth communication interface is a well-known standard with high penetration primarily derived from mobile phone manufacturers" says Håkan Fernström, Automotive Solutions director at Cybercom. "And although Bluetooth is a standard, it varies when it comes to various manufacturers' solutions and models. Cybercom's task is to assure functionality of selected phones for Volvo Cars and its customers."
Telecom, Internet and media (TIM) merge within the vehicle industry and constitute one of Cybercom's core areas. Bluetooth is an example of a communications link for connecting TIM solutions to various applications for which Cybercom holds a leading position. Right now, Cybercom works with car manufacturers, suppliers, and several of the world's leading mobile device manufacturers – to develop mobile solutions and experience strong growth.
Find out more. Get in touch with:
Patrik Boman, president and CEO, Cybercom Group +46 73 983 89 79
Håkan Fernström, director, Automotive Solutions, Cybercom Sweden West +46 31 744 80 28
Patrik Anshelm, acting IR and communications manager, Cybercom Group +46 70 971 12 84