Toyota's iQ the first vehicle to MirrorLink your smartphone screen on the infotainment display

Toyota's iQ the first vehicle to MirrorLink your smartphone screen on the infotainment display
Toyota Touch Life is the name of new feature that the company will add to its cars, first in the iQ city soapbox. The large 7" infotainment display there will be able to literally mirror your smartphone screen, becoming the first to employ and use the MirrorLink standard, developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium.

Nokia's phones are on tap to use MirrorLink via the dedicated Nokia Car Mode app, which gives you easy access to the most used phone functions, as well as multimedia and navigation features on your smartphone. Apple iPhone users can download the Application Launcher app from the App Store for similar operations. 

In addition, everything displayed on the phones' screens will be projected on the car's display as well, including responses to your touchy fingers like scrolling or swiping. While the car is stationery, of course, we doubt any car manufacturer in their right mind will risk a frivolous lawsuit enabling you to mirror your phone's display on a larger screen in the car while driving - smartphone usage in the car is distracting enough as it is.

source: Toyota via Gizmodo

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2 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

seems like scary technology. i know in dash dvd players are only supposed to work when the vehicle is stationary, but plenty of people hack them.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

is that true? i didnt know that . ive never seen a dealer installed DVD player that turned off while driving.. lol

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