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MWC: Twin-SIM for connected cars

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Accel Telecom will showcase Voyager, 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.

Voyager is a dedicated Connected Car Smartphone device that provides drivers with a safer and superior Connected Car experience. The device 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.

Voyager is designed to enhance safe driving with hands-free dialing, dedicated large physical keys, crystal clear, echo free sound quality and an in-car 3G WiFi Hotspot connection among the many core features. Voyager also connects to the car on-board diagnostics (OBD) to allow car diagnostics, fleet management applications and more.

At some point in the future, every car will need to be connected to the outside world through a cellular network. The most user-friendly and secure way to enable this is by embedding a SIM card and a communication module inside the car.

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Shmulik Keret, VP Waze said: ” Voyager will provide drivers with a superb Waze navigation experience and we are excited to partner with Accel Telecom on this innovative connected car device.””

Marc Seelenfreund, CEO Accel said: “”Our user-friendly, cost effective and secure Carfone devices have seen substantial market success. We expect strong demand for the new generation VOYAGER Connected Car Smartphone device in both European and US markets in line with recent industry reports and our own research with industry influencers.””

Key features:

Android UI

HSUPA Qualcomm based device

In-car 3G-WiFi Hotspot connectivity

Integration with Google and Exchange

High level noise reduction and echo cancelation

Voice activation

Driver centric design to ensure safe driving

Dedicated hard keys for safe intuitive operation

Car centric applications for advanced communication

Dedicated Waze launcher key for easy navigation

Crystal clear echo free sound quality

Connection to OBD via BT or RS232

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