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RealVNC collaborate with Frazer-Nash Research Ltd to deliver a market-defining user experience for VNC Enhanced and MirrorLink connected Metrocabs

RealVNC®, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink® supplier are proud to announce their new collaboration with Frazer-Nash Research Ltd, the pioneering British technology and electric powertrain developer.

At last week’s Connected Cars 2016 event Frazer-Nash unveiled that their technology in Ecotive’s new MetroCab allows for unprecedented protection from hackers.

Frazer-Nash’s advanced software protection system has been built into the Metrocab taxi, the only zero-emissions capable taxi on the road which leads in the cutting edge of green transportation design.

Frazer-Nash collaborated with RealVNC to redefine how Metrocab passengers commute. RealVNC connectivity technology allows commuters to securely sync their mobile device to the Metrocab’s 18 inch passenger compartment screen via Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to send and receive emails, check social media posts and stream videos.

“We are thrilled to be working with Frazer-Nash, and to play a key role in the technology that underpins the all-new Metrocab” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “As trusted MirrorLink specialists, our collaboration with Frazer-Nash redefines how passengers commute, allowing them to stay connected at all times.”

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 utmost 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.


About RealVNC

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 core 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. www.realvnc.com

MirrorLink Certified™, MirrorLink and the MirrorLink Logo are certification marks and trademarks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

For more information about RealVNC please contact: Sam Mohr, Jargon PR, sam.mohr@jargonpr.com.

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