Mass-market MirrorLink handset and vehicle deployments signal rich ecosystem and increased demand for intuitive connected driving technologies
BEAVERTON, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 21, 2014 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today confirmed that Sony’s Xperia™ Z3 and Xperia™ Z3 Compact are MirrorLink®-enabled. Along with other recent mass-market handset and vehicle deployments, the news represents a major step for MirrorLink toward becoming the world’s de facto car/smartphone connectivity standard.
“MirrorLink’s presence in Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact demonstrates just how prolific the MirrorLink global ecosystem has become,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive Director of the CCC. “Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact’s focus on versatility and high performance make them a perfect showcase for MirrorLink’s ability to bring the power of the information age to drivers in a way that increases safety and enjoyment on today’s roads.”
MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity and is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. MirrorLink is also the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity and the only vendor-neutral standard where no single entity has a controlling stake. MirrorLink thus offers the quickest global route to more responsible and enjoyable connected driving.
Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact were introduced by Sony Mobile in September, offering the latest innovations and experiences from Sony Mobile. For more information on Xperia Z3 series, visit www.sonymobile.com/switchtosony.
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative SmartWear products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s more than 100 members represent more than 80 percent of the world’s auto market, more than 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.
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