BADEN, Germany--During an automotive trade show here today, Intel Corp. announced a telematics design center to offer Web-based development and technical support for deployment of new wireless computing solutions in cars.
The online Intel Telematics Design Center will provide support for the company's StrongARM and future XScale processors in a variety of wireless voice and data information systems as well as "in-dash" automotive systems, said the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip company.
"The increasing consumer demand for driver safety and security, voice-activated communications, location-based services and multimedia entertainment has spurred significant interest by a number of manufacturers and service providers," said Pat Kerrigan, director of marketing for Intel's Telematics Operation. "The Intel Telematics Design Center will provide these developers with the tools, information and designs that can accelerate product development with less investment."
The copmpany said systems developers can immediately access the new Intel Telematics Design Center at http://www.intel.com/design/wireless/telematics/designcenter on the Web. The online center will provide information about hardware designs for multimedia and hands-free phone kits as well as a technical library with guides and software development notes.
There is no cost to developers using the Intel Telematics Design Center, according to the company.