Development of Multiple Smartphone Integration Solutions for a leading UK vehicle manufacturer

Modern technology for a British icon.

The task

A UK vehicle manufacturer approached us looking for a solution to add Smartphone integration to their existing vehicle range. As their competitors began to offer integrated Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, it became important to add this technology to maintain competitive advantage.

They required a solution which was straightforward to install/operate whilst retaining all original vehicle features and aesthetics. A fast turnaround was also key, to allow deployment of the solution within their dealer network quickly and efficiently.

Services we provided

Hardware/Software design (linux), connector design and moulding, vehicle integration, testing/evaluation

Our solution

We proposed a bespoke hardware solution, to plug and play in line with the factory infotainment, whilst retaining all original features. We were also able to add wireless technology to the unit, providing a clear advantage over competitors offerings.

Working with our client, we jointly identified a need for a dedicated audio input solution to work alongside the interface. To facilitate this, we designed a customised AUX audio input activation tool for supply to their worldwide dealer network, allowing one touch input activation when installed.

Alongside the product itself, we produced detailed training and installation manuals for the dealer network to aid the deployment of the project.