New in-car entertainment system by Parrot and Intel
At the Geneva Motor Show beginning of this year, Parrot and Intel announced a joint launch to offer drivers the latest, most secure and most advanced wireless UMPC connection for any vehicle. Using the Bluetooth Gateway hidden behind the dashboard of the vehicle, the UMPC automatically connects to the existing car audio system.
Leveraging the latest generation of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technologies, this solution provides voice recognition and text-to-speech (vocal synthesis) feature. It also enables
navigation when used together with a UMPC, and other functions such as e-mail, address
books, and calendar.
Additionally, with its audio streaming capacities, passengers can play the music stored in the
UMPC (or any other Bluetooth stereo device) wirelessly in Hi-Fi quality directly on the car
speakers. Passengers traveling in the backseat of the car can also watch videos, surf the
Internet, send instant messages or play computer games.
Intel and Parrot have an established history of Bluetooth development. They are both
members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) founded in 1998; and Parrot
was one of the first companies to market Bluetooth-based hands-free car kits.