Voyager: A Connected Car Smartphone Device
Voyager is claimed to be the first standalone Connected Car Smartphone device that can be installed in any car and operates using an existing phone number via a twin-SIM.
Partner Communications Company (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading Israeli communications operator and Accel Telecom Ltd., a leading connected car innovation company announced Sunday that they have commercially launched Voyager, the Connected Car Smartphone.
The device will be launched by Partner at a price of 1900 Shekels. It combines Android-based smartphone technology with an HSUPA Qualcomm module to deliver a driver-centric device that ensures safer calling, easy navigation via a dedicated Waze launcher key and multiple car focused applications.
According to the company, Voyager is designed to enhance safe driving with hands-free dialing while dedicated large physical keys, HD echo free sound quality, and an in-car 3G Wi-Fi Hotspot connection are among its core features.
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Voyager also connects to the car on-board diagnostics (OBD) to allow car diagnostics and acts as a “black box” for Fleet Management applications, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and more.