Samsung Introduces Drive Link Smartphone App To Help Drivers
Samsung has built an innovative in-car smartphone application designed for safe use while driving. It provides access to the most useful functions, such as listening to music, navigating to a destination and talking hands-free without having to break driving safety regulations.
The new Samsung Drive Link app conforms with the standards of the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association, one of the world’s strictest driver’s safety regulation standards. It provides a clear and uncluttered menu for easy access through enlarged buttons and an easy to understand menu structure. The welcome screen displays time and weather information for the current location along with S Calendar appointments and destinations if the address is saved. Drive Link uses the smartphone’s GPS features, allowing the user to select preset, recent or favorite destinations, or search for a specific address. It can also extract coordinates from other sources, such as text messages.
Drive Link can connect smartphones to a car’s In-Vehicle Infotainment system. It uses the new standard connectivity protocol between smartphone and car head units called MirrorLink. You are able to listen to music stored locally on your device and search radio stations from the 70,000 using the TuneIn Internet Radio app. Other compatible internet apps will also be made available soon. Drive Link is launching on the Samsung Galaxy SIII and will be made available on other smartphones running Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the near future. The app can be downloaded from Samsung Apps in 21 countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.