Smart Connectivity for Automotive Head Unit

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Nagaveni Mallikarjun, Prajakta Madankar, Basavaraj Havale


In-vehicle infotainment (IVI), is a combination of entertainment and information. The higher end, luxury automobiles incorporate safety and connectivity along with the advanced audio/visual entertainment. The future of car radio includes integration of more comfort maximizing features meanwhile ensuring safety of the drivers and passengers. The major safety concern for a driver is the distraction due to the cell phone usage during driving. The driver of the car is deprived of his independence of using cell phone due to safety reasons. This can be resolved if the applications on the mobile phone can be used on the car’s head unit. The feature which allows this implementation is Smart Device Link (SDL). SDL is an innovation in the automobile industry. The basic requirement of this feature is that the car radio’s display unit should have a touch screen head unit. SDL can be integrated into any vehicle’s system to provide communication to a mobile application, with the condition that the mobile application itself is also SDL capable. By SDL capable we mean to say that the mobile application should be compatible with the vehicle’s head unit (HU). SDL manages the transport, connection and communication between a head unit and mobile device.
DOI: 10.17762/ijritcc2321-8169.150560

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, N. M. P. M. B. H. (2015). Smart Connectivity for Automotive Head Unit. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, 3(5), 2779–2783.