Samsung outs Drive Link app to help use your smartphone behind the wheel

Samsung outs Drive Link app to help use your smartphone behind the wheel
Samsung has a test run of its new Drive Link app on the quad-core Galaxy S III, and will make it available to other handsets in its lineup, provided they are running at least Android ICS.

In 21 countries you can now head over to Samsung Apps on your SGSIII and get Driver Link - these include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

Besides the usual for a car app huge buttons for quick access to your music collection or navigation software on the phone, there are shortcuts to the TuneIn internet radio service, and getting to your contact list to dial is made a snap. Text-to-speech mode is also activated when you fire up Drive Link, so all incoming texts, emails or social networking updates, are read aloud to you through the car's speaker system. At the other times, Drive Link is showing the time&date, local weather, and your upcoming S Calendar appointments, and if they include an address, you can set it as next destination with one tap.

The connection with your car's infotainment gear is done via the industry standard MirrorLink where GM, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Daimler, and Hyundai are onboard. Head units that respond to DriveLink for now are e JVC’s KW-NSX11, Alpine’s ICS-X8, and Sony’s XAV-701BT, XAV-741 and XAV-601BT.2, and more will be added.

source: Samsung


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4 Comments

1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

very nice :-) and on the galaxy note and note 2 this will be even better

2. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Not Bad, Good Job SS :)

3. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

thats innlovation, so hurry make it as litigation. now litigation is being so popular. friends of foe and even foe of friend. d@rn.

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I find it interesting that the pictures show the phone in landscape orientation. I mount my phone in my car in portrait orientation.

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