BEAVERTON, ORE. – MirrorLink is coming via a software upgrade to the high-profile HTC One (M8) smartphone, and HTC promises more MirrorLink-enabled HTC devices in the near future, the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) said.
The M8 will be HTC’s first MirrorLink-enabled smartphone in the world.
MirrorLink-compatible heads control a compatible phone’s calling, music, and location- based functions, including playback and control of stored music and music apps, voice-calling functions, display of phone contacts, album art display, and control and display of location-based features such as Google Maps for turn-by-turn navigation, accessing Google Street View, and choosing other Google location options.
Smartphones connect to MirrorLink-enabled aftermarket head units and factory infotainment systems via Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi.
Alpine, Clarion, Pioneer and Sony offer select aftermarket head units with MirrorLink in the U.S. Outside the U.S., automakers offering factory head units and infotainment systems are Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Peugeot, and Citroen. In the U.S., Honda offers the Civic and Fit with MirrorLink, the CCC said.