Parrot Automotive announced that its new Infotainment System 7100 (or NIS 7100) has been selected by a premium European semi-trailer truck maker. In late 2016, NIS 7100-equipped semis will be available for purchase for the European, Russian, Asian, Latin American and Oceanian markets.
The NIS 7100 is an Android-based Head Unit made up of a 1-DIN silver box and a 7-inch capacitive multi touch display embedded into the dashboard. It provides truck drivers with all the infotainment features needed to make long-haul driving a more connected and comfortable journey.
It includes all the staple features one has come to expect from a modern infotainment platform: telephony, messaging, worldwide radio, media player, vehicle information via CAN, as well as USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and line in connectivity. It goes even further: thanks to the Android framework, users can access multiple apps. Connecting the it to the Internet also enables users to listen to music on demand (Deezer, TuneIn, etc.), get weather reports, check maps or browse the Web.
Parrot Automotive has enhanced this app ecosystem with its well-known suite of automotive libraries for multimedia and connectivity: voice recognition, Text-to-Speech, dictation, video and speech processing. To prevent distracted driving, most features can be activated through voice recognition (e.g. voice-destination entry).
Besides, the NIS 7100 embeds a fully-featured truck-specific navigation system (complete with 3D nav, Point of Interest search, etc.) from TomTom: in a matter of seconds, drivers get the route that’s best for their truck’s size, weight and cargo. It also features “dead reckoning”: navigation is constantly accurate, even if the satellite signal is lost, like in tunnels. This new head unit can also manage rear view and side cameras, facilitating the delicate maneuvers truck drivers have to perform every day.