Taxi users get mobile office on the go


RealVNC collaborates with Frazer-Nash Research to deliver user experience for VNC Enhanced and MirrorLink connected Metrocabs

Provider of VNC remote access technology and MirrorLink supplier, RealVNC, has announced its new collaboration with Frazer-Nash Research, the British technology and electric powertrain developer.  The companies have teamed to provide users of Metrocab taxis with Wi-Fi and on-board large screens that they can connect to using their mobile phones for complete internet connectivity.

Frazer-Nash collaborated with RealVNC to redefine how Metrocab taxi 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.

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

“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, VP 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 is an advocate of open standards, having published the VNC protocol, a core component of the MirrorLink standard, over ten years ago. RealVNC is 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.


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