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VNC Automotive partners with Frazer-Nash at MWC 2017 in Barcelona

The latest vehicle connectivity solutions demonstrated live in a new Metrocab and Bristol Bullet sports car on stand 7D81

VNC Automotive, the premier supplier of in-car connectivity solutions, today announced that they will feature Frazer-Nash on stand at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) to demonstrate the latest vehicle connectivity and telematics applications. The real-time remote access solution developed for the mobile and automotive industry by VNC Automotive will be on display inside two truly unique vehicles, which contain Frazer-Nash systems.

Live demonstrations from VNC Automotive and Frazer-Nash

  • Ecotive Metrocab with connectivity for the passenger, driver and operator
  • Bristol Bullet delivers a personalized app experience
  • Demo area showing a full range of vehicle and mobile connectivity solutions

Powered by Frazer-Nash, the new zero-emission capable Metrocab will be showcasing VNC Automotive’s vehicle connectivity solutions for the benefit of fleet operators, cab drivers and passengers.  Visitors will see how passengers can make the most of their time in a cab by securely connecting their phone to a large screen display to access any of their apps ranging from emails to video streaming.  The driver can do the same with their phone on the head unit in the front of the cab, safely accessing business apps for scheduling and booking, maps, traffic and weather conditions. VNC Automotive also benefits the fleet operator by allowing the driver to signal an alert using an assistance button. This automatically connects the driver to an operator who, via virtual reality, will know the location, vehicle ID and faults. If the fault is software related, it can be resolved remotely. Otherwise, the vehicle can be booked in the closest available service center for immediate repair.

The limited edition Bristol Bullet celebrates 70 years of Bristol Cars. The Bullet resonates with the visual language of the most iconic Bristol models while embodying modern luxury and technology. The vehicle uses VNC Automotive and Frazer-Nash technologies to enable in-car phone mirroring for the driver.  The use of VNC’s innovative technology allows personal apps on the phone to be displayed safely on the car head unit – enhancing the personalised driving experience.

In addition to the compelling in-car connectivity demonstrations running in the Metrocab and Bristol Bullet, a separate demonstration area is available to explain a full range of remote access, mobile, and telematics applications. Connecting your phone with your vehicle, and your vehicle with the rest of world using VNC Automotive is enabling exciting new possibilities for the entire mobile ecosystem. 

“We are very excited to be working with Frazer-Nash at this years’ Mobile World Congress,” explained Tom Blackie, VP of Automotive for RealVNC. “It’s great to have a partner that shares our vision for the potential of technology and are so enthusiastic about rolling this out to the benefit of their customers. Together with Frazer-Nash we are able to demonstrate innovative uses of in-car connectivity solutions that deliver real business benefits.  Our vehicle connectivity solutions in combination with the amazing Ecotive Metrocab and the Bristol Bullet will provide a truly unique setting to share our view of a connected future.  Visitors to our stand at MWC will have a very enlightening an enjoyable time.”

The VNC Automotive suite used by Frazer-Nash in their vehicles supports an unmatched range of mobile connectivity standards including, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife and MirrorLink.

The RealVNC and Fraser-Nash demonstrations can be seen in Hall 7 stand 7D81 at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona on 27 February – 02 March 2017.

About RealVNC
VNC Automotive is a division of RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology. RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide; in over 1 billion devices; in every sector of industry, government and education. RealVNC is a Charter member of the Car Connectivity Consortium supporting the MirrorLink® specification, which uses VNC.  VNC Automotive underpins many of the commercial MirrorLink Certified™ products and has been available in production with automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and phone vendors for several years.  It is already in millions of vehicles available from many of the major automotive OEMs.  Founded by the original inventors of VNC, RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC in third-party products and offerings.

RealVNC®, VNC® and RFB® are trademarks of RealVNC Limited and are protected by trademark registrations and/or pending trademark applications in the European Union, United States of America and other jurisdictions. MirrorLink Certified™, MirrorLink® and the MirrorLink® Logo are certification marks and trademarks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

About Frazer-Nash Research

Frazer-Nash Research is the flagship research and development organisation of the Kamkorp Group and a world leader in automotive powertrain and energy management solutions. With over two decades of R&D in electrified powertrain, Frazer-Nash’s team of highly innovative engineers have developed a range of state-of-the-art technologies, with core competencies in electric machines, electric power converters, motor inverters, multiple motor control, energy and battery management, vehicular data connectivity and big data analytics.

These technologies are expressed in the Frazer-Nash proprietary ultra-low emissions Range-Extended Electric Powertrain, FN Unify Software System and Solar and Smart-grid technologies.

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