Driving comfortable and safely with Kyocera

New automotive applications

12 December 2012

Kyoto / Neuss − Vehicle safety is subject to ever-increasingly strict requirements, thus intelligent mobility solutions for the automotive industry combining safety with comfort and entertainment are truly forward-thinking. The Japanese technology expert Kyocera has developed a new automotive-use telematics module for high-speed data connections as well as the “New Feelings” touch panel. Both applications are designed to make driving more comfortable while increasing safety.

Speed has always played a special role in the automotive industry. Now, high-speed has been given a new dimension: Kyocera is presenting a new telematics module for automotive use which establishes a mobile high-speed Internet connection via a Network Access Device (NAD). This connection enables complete control of the vehicle’s functions — from control of the anti-theft device to the navigation system. Safety is a priority too: in the event of an accident, an emergency message can be sent by SMS or the navigation information system can be launched. In addition to this safety aspect, the high-speed data connection is also useful for a wide range of infotainment applications. The module can be operated using European GPS and international LTE standards.

“New Feelings” touch panel makes driving safer

The cutting-edge Kyocera “New Feelings” touch panel is another piece of technology that will make driving safer. Many drivers are distracted when they operate their navigating system via the LCD screen. On regular touch screens a driver cannot feel whether they have actually completed an action on the screen or not, and thus tend to take their eyes off the road to operate the navigating system. However, the new Kyocera display provides a user experience through the touch screen which creates the sensation of having pressed an actual button. Therefore drivers can feel, rather that diverting their eyes from the road, that they have successfully completed an operation on the screen.

For more information about Kyocera: www.kyocera.eu

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