Germany based Bosch Group , a leading global supplier of
technology and services, has built a unit that encompasses multi-media
functions, exclusively for Suzuki vehicles. The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the country features
this Bosch unit. The unit has, apart from other functions, integrated the
Smartphone via Mirror Link and Apple CarPlay. It has thus created a connected
information system offering a broad range of various infotainment and
assistance functions. This Bosch unit is also being introduced by Suzuki in
several models worldwide.
The new system ensures that
passengers in Suzuki vehicles stay in constant contact with the outside world.
The 7-inch colour touch-screen displays a host of practical and convenient
connectivity options in a single device, including smartphone integration via
Mirror Link and Apple CarPlay, advanced map navigation and voice control, a
hands-free Bluetooth system, and exceptional music enjoyment via
audio-streaming or crystal-clear radio reception (with digital radio in
“Using the smartphone
connection and the easy-to-understand menus and symbols on the display, users
of the new Suzuki system can stay connected with the outside world anytime and
from anywhere,” commented Manfred Baden, President of the Car Multimedia
division at Bosch.
Easy plug and play: pinch, swipe, or use voice commands
Thanks to the low-glare 7-inch
display, voice commands, and steering wheel remote control buttons for volume,
telephone, or available sound and storage media, system operation is truly easy
and intuitive. Function keys and knobs have been completely eliminated. The
many options available in the menus – whether choosing radio stations,
selecting music titles, pulling up navigation maps, or addressing telephone
lists – can be easily and safely operated on the touch screen by pinching,
swiping, or sliding your fingers on the screen. By plugging into the USB slot,
the smartphone can be recharged at the same time during the trip. The system
also offers Bluetooth connection capacity for cell phones. It can be easily
controlled via menus which provide direct access to the phone book or call
lists and text messages. In addition, the Suzuki system is able to read,
analyze, and play back virtually any popular digital audio and video format.
Thanks to Bluetooth audio streaming, audio data can be transmitted wirelessly
and played for a rich in-car music experience. Besides playing audio files
stored on an iPod, USB flash, drive or SD card, the device can play back videos
via USB or from an external DVD player.
Optimised route takes you to your destination while lowering fuel
The SD map navigation in the
new Suzuki system uses precise, acoustic driving recommendations to guide
drivers to their selected destination. Once the destination has been entered,
the route is calculated instantly, and the maps and driving recommendations
appear in easy-to-read 2-D or 3-D map views. Drivers can also select an
“Optimized Route”, which is calculated to consume a minimum of fuel and reduce
CO2 emissions. Moreover, it is possible to make side trips at any time to many
different points of interest, including personal favourites (myPOIs), or to
find a Suzuki partner anywhere in the dealer network.
By providing this compact
multimedia unit featuring innovative smartphone integration and a broad range
of functions to the Japanese manufacturer, Bosch is continuing its successful
partnership with Suzuki. “Suzuki can now make a powerful infotainment solution
for connected contents and services available to its customers worldwide,” said
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