BEAVERTON, Ore.�Starting Nov. 7,NPR Oneusers will be able to get connectivity to their car dashboards via MirrorLink�RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android audio apps MirrorLink-compatible. TheCar Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.
RockScout uses Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink.� MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.
According to the Car Connectivity Consortium, �MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity where no single entity has a controlling stake.�