Fujitsu Ten has been providing the car industry with state of the art navigation devices for years and this year they have unveiled their implementation of a new Web application that uses HTML5 for their new in-car device. The automotive industry is also considering adoption of HTML5 in order to incorporate the trend of mobile devices that are progressing rapidly and also to contribute to the improvement of design development efficiency. There are many advantages to leveraging HTML5 in the development of the new in-car navigation.
- The latest design and operability of rapidly progressing smartphones and tablets are attained timely in the in-car device.
- Different variations can be easily utilized for cooperated application with automobile-specific peripherals like on-board camera. A specific example is camera utilization service such as augmented reality (AR) navigation.
- It can be used for remote operation application like operator service, since it can provide easy communication between the in-car device and external terminal.
- Smart phone functions (phone, e-mail, address book, music, video, pictures, etc.) can be easily utilized from the in-car device (Incorporation with KDDI Corp., KDDI R&B Labs).
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