Major global car manufacturer
Daimler Chrysler announced more details of their plans for their U-Connect Bluetooth
capability at the Bluetooth Congress 2002. Bluetooth equipped car kits will be
available as a factory-fitted option from 1Q2004. After market dealer fitted options
will be available from 2Q2003
ELSA is a provider of products for Internet access and PC graphics as well as
See their Bluetooth
ELSA Vianect blue Handsfree is a
hands-free system for cable-free installation in vehicles.
At minimum installation expenditure - attachment of microphone, loudspeaker and monitoring
unit - any vehicle can be equipped with a hands-free solution for Bluetooth mobile
telephony. It is a Class 3 Bluetooth device ( 0 dBm power), full duplex telephony,
with the option for cradle for antenna connection and battery charging for most common
Founded in 1885, it is primarily focused on automotive systems and facility management and
Current Bluetooth products include
is a hand-free system that allows drivers to keep their hands on the wheel while staying
connected through a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone.
Connect allows cellular phones to automatically provide "hands-free"
operation while allowing other electronic devices to "talk" to each other.
Kenwood manufacture and sell a large variety of products covering audio, radio
equipment, transceivers, telephone equipment, PC components and more.
Interface Development Platform is a prototype that is designed to the performance and
interoperability of the Bluetooth interface automobile environment.
The KDC-PSR91bti is able to communicate via Bluetooth with cellular phones supported by
the Headset Profile. In addition, this product is also used for evaluation purposes such
as determining optimum antenna positioning and interference with other devices within the
The KDC-MX91bti is able to communicate via Bluetooth with devices such as cellular phones,
notebook PCs, PDAs, and also access points that are supported by the Headset and Dial-Up
Networking Profile. In addition, this product is also used for the purposes of evaluation
and development of various Bluetooth wireless network applications for use in automobiles.
MobileAria purely targets providing hands free services for the
telematics industry specifically with the use of wireless technologies in the
Hand free vehicle kit provides drivers with voice-activated access to their desktops'
voice mail, email, contact and calendar information, driving directions and traffic
conditions, enabling drivers to always keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
The hardware consists
of a vehicle Hands Free kit with in-vehicle components (wireless steering wheel-mounted
remote control, central unit, speaker/mic, and optional GPS receiver) as well as a
Bluetooth cell phone and Bluetooth PCMCIA card for the user laptop. Picture of how the solution works.
Nokia focus on developing solutions for the home that add
convenience to peoples lives. This includes work within the wireless, broadband, cable,
and satellite technology.
Nokia wireless car kit for the
6310 allows hands-free functionality in the car
environment, via the use of Bluetooth. It features user-installable remote control for
easy call handling, volume adjustment, car-radio muting and ignition sense.
Parrot is a provider of DSP software, specialized in speech processing and Bluetooth
Bluetooth vehicle handsfree CK3000 with
voice recognition. It connects to any Bluetooth phone and it allows users to make and
receive calls safely through the car´s stereo speakers, using voice commands.
Interoperates with existing Bluetooth-enabled phones already available on the market,
including the Ericsson models T39, T68 and R520 and the Nokia 6310.
Don't need to change your CK3000 when you change your phone.
The vehicle handsfree unit integrates with the existing car audio system.
Voice dialling - just say a name to place a call while driving.
No cradle required - the Bluetooth connection allows to keep your phone inside the pocket.
Launched in 1997 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the electronics spin off of
Ford. The company works in the car manufacturing industry, but has also recently
demonstrated use of Bluetooth technology in cars.
Visteon offer Bluetooth integration
services for vehicles to car manufacturers.