RealVNC® collaborate with Volkswagen to deliver a market-defining user experience to MirrorLink® connected cars

Cambridge, UK: RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink supplier are proud to announce their long term collaboration with Volkswagen®, one of the largest global automotive manufacturers.

As the leading supplier of MirrorLink to automotive and mobile manufacturers, RealVNC work very closely with Volkswagen and all major mobile phone OEMs providing a mature, high-performance MirrorLink implementation. This close cooperation has brought many new major mobile phone vendors to the ecosystem. Using our VNC Automotive™ MirrorLink Certified™ solution in their handsets provides fast time-to-market and guaranteed MirrorLink Certification.

As part of our continuous improvement process, we are pleased to declare our commitment to Volkswagen to refine and perfect the overall end-to-end user experience for MirrorLink enabled devices. Using our unique position in the industry as a vendor of full MirrorLink software stack technology, for both ends of the connection (in the car and mobile devices), RealVNC are able to realise a highly optimised MirrorLink solution where both ends are designed and guaranteed to work well together. Thus ensuring fast response times and a smooth driver experience. As the industry strives to ensure a high level of interoperability and consistent user experience, knowing the mobile devices have the same underlying software stack is a significant assurance to Volkswagen.

“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Volkswagen, and to play a key role in ensuring that the millions of Volkswagen cars enabled with MirrorLink work well with all mobile devices”, said Tom Blackie, Vice President of Automotive and Mobile at RealVNC. He continues, “It's reassuring to see major mobile phone manufacturers, especially in China and Asia, are embracing MirrorLink and even more so as most are now using our technology. Expect to see many new product announcements in the coming weeks and months."

RealVNC are advocates of open standards, having published the VNC protocol, a core component of the MirrorLink® standard, over ten years ago. RealVNC are technology agnostic and readily embrace complementary standards such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto. VNC Automotive includes VNC Telematics™, VNC Enhanced™ and the RealVNC MirrorLink Certified solution that pairs the driver’s car with their mobile device, enabling mobile devices to perform a number of different functions within the car. In an industry where driver safety is of the upmost importance, VNC Automotive technology allows the mobile device to be controlled from the car dashboard, vehicle bezel keys, or steering wheel switches without distracting the driver.