At the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung and Seat have signed up an agreement for developing technological solutions to provide connectivity across Seat’s model range. Seat will start using the agreement’s benefits with the launch of a new model line-up in the coming months. As per the agreement, Samsung will supply Seat with the basic software to develop its own car apps which will be manageable from Samsung mobile phones.
The Seat vehicles getting this feature will be equipped with infotainment systems supporting MirrorLink technology. MirrorLink allows for mirroring smartphone content in the vehicle display for accessing the smartphone easily and without distraction while driving. The main elements of the MirrorLink based connectivity are the devices, the apps and the car infotainment system.
Wearlables will also be compatible for additional supporting functions like unlocking and locking the doors of the Seat vehicle using a smartwatch. The agreement for in-car connectivity solutions, including the car apps developed using Samsung-provided software, covers all 75 markets where Seat vehicles are sold.
The new car apps developed using Samsung-provided software are likely to be controllable using Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, A7, Alpha, S5, S6 and S6 Edge and the Samsung Gear S smartwatch. More Samsung smartphones and wearables might be added later to the range of compatible devices.