The Car Connectivity Consortium and ETSI Sign Co-operation Agreement
Sophia Antipolis, 18 November 2015
ETSI places MirrorLink® on path for adoption as an ETSI standard for connected car technology
The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink®, today announced a co-operation agreement with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in which ETSI will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS). The CCC and ETSI reached the accord on 17 November at the 66th ETSI General Assembly meeting in Sophia Antipolis.
“MirrorLink’s capacity to increase safety on today’s roads by safely connecting smartphone apps and vehicles makes it a compelling candidate for ETSI’s portfolio of standards,” said Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General. “MirrorLink is also in line with ETSI’s mission to remain on the forefront of future technologies and to improve life for the next generation of world citizens.”
ETSI’s standards underlie many of the world’s most important and widely-used technologies, such as GSMTM, DECTTM, smart cards and electronic signatures – all of which have helped revolutionize modern life. In the field of transport/automotive and connected cars, ETSI has brought together all stakeholders from the car industry in its Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technical committee. This group is leading the drive to achieve global standards for Cooperative ITS, which offers enormous potential through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication. Two specifications of ETSI's ITS committee are now published as European standards.
MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is parked or in motion. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic technology for car-smartphone connectivity where no single entity has a controlling stake.
“The CCC is very pleased to enter a co-operation agreement with ETSI because it serves as important validation for MirrorLink’s wide-reaching car tech capabilities,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive Director of the CCC. “With millions of MirrorLink-enabled handsets and vehicles already in use on European roads alone, the public has demonstrated not only demand for intuitive connected car technologies, but an eagerness to do their part in reducing distracted driving.”
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 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 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.
Finn Partners for the CCC
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 64 countries, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.