Entertained, informed, and connected. The mySPIN solution connects smartphone with the car, regardless of whether the device uses iOS or Android. Bosch collaborated with Indian and Global App providers, choose driver centric smartphone Apps and carefully adapted to use on car’s audio head unit via the touch screen without picking up your smartphone.
The number of apps enhanced to include mySPIN functions globally has been rising steadily since 2013. Special focus is on navigation and applications such as news, music, shopping and safety. mySPIN helps vehicle user to check emails, meetings and daily news. Without much effort user can listen to favorite songs,
while checking the weather and choosing a location to ‘navigate to’. Users can request a list of top restaurants, hotels to book and any point of interest on the go. All the above use cases are possible through mySPIN in car without compromising on-road safety.
Making vehicle data usable. Thanks to the unique structure of mySPIN, carmakers retain at all times full control over the selection of the apps that their customers can use and what happens with the resultant data made available. “This is also an advantage for drivers because they have a trusted partner in their car-maker,” says Torsten Mlasko, managing director of Bosch SoftTec GmbH. In the future, automobile manufacturers could use the mySPIN interface to make vehicle data available to apps. Data such as tire pressure or fuel level can be used as input for the apps. A gas station offering low prices, for instance, will be suggested only if the fuel gauge has reached the reserve level.
Increased focus on safety. All of the apps approved for mySPIN have been specifically developed for use while driving so that there is as little distraction as possible – assuring greater safety. Around the world, there is a great demand for safe and convenient ways to integrate smartphones into vehicles, due in part to legal regulations. Bosch mySPIN is committed to make in-car experience more exciting yet in a safe and secured way. This smartphone integration solution will create high impact on common man day-to-day life and widen the market space for App providers.
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