Issue: Feb 2015


Parrot devoted to Connected Automotive Infotainment solutions



Parrot's “Soca Simple Box”, the 4th generation of Android based infotainment for the automotive industry

by James Hilton

Today, more powerful CPUs & GPUs come to the market every month whereas the automotive development cycles and life time last several years. Parrot SOCA simple box addresses this issue, providing a continuous up to date infotainment system by combining Consumer Electronics devices with automotive middleware in a smart and seamless way.

 

The SOCA Simple Box allows the decoupling of Android world and Parrot automotive software, best in class and proven Parrot know-how & technology : telephony, voice recognition on Music and Contacts, messaging, Text to Speech, multi-sources media player USB / iPod / BT / Radio, Internet 3G/4G connectivity, acoustics and signal processing, multi-standard Radio / TV, etc…

 

By doing this, Parrot is using the end customer android device (smartphone or tablet) as the display & control for the infotainment features of the SOCA Simple Box, running all the Parrot automotive libraries, worldwide radio and TV reception, vehicle information via CAN or Ethernet network, Vehicle Apps and Premium navigation from OEM market.

 

ABOUT PARROT

 

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.

 

The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and develop in three primary markets:

 

  • Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.

 

  • Civil drones: With leisure quadricopters and solutions for professional use.

 

  • Connected objects: With a focus in audio and gardening.

 

Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 900 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.

Parrot has been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)

 

For more information, please visit www.parrotoem.com; www.parrot.com

 



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