Overlooked by many it seems, a few months back Fiat announced the integration of it's Blue and Me communication system for use with its customers Nokia phones. This includes things like a special mount, integration with existing steering wheel controls and in car hands free systems. See the official press release below.
Press Release as follows:
Fiat’s Blue&Me now integrates with the latest generation of Nokia smart-phones
Fiat Group Automobiles and Nokia have announced the integration of Fiat cars with the latest generation of Nokia smart phones. Fiat’s proprietary Blue&Me system will soon enable Fiat customers to use their Nokia smart-phones while driving their cars.A dedicated dashboard mounting, integration with the vehicle’s steering wheel controls and hands free system will allow customers to make full use of the integrated Ovi Maps function that comes free of charge with a new Nokia smart-phone.
The new solution will be presented at the coming Geneva Motor Show, fitted to a Fiat 500 with provision for the Nokia N97. The new system lets you make and receive calls hands free, manage your contacts list and navigate in total comfort and safety.
The system is the result of cooperation between Nokia, Fiat Group Automobiles and Magneti Marelli as “system integrator”.
Innovations like Fiat’s Blue&Me platform and eco:Drive application have made life on the move more pleasant and productive than ever before. Fiat Group Automobiles is playing a leading role in vehicle infotainment with its constantly evolving Blue&Me system, specially designed to integrate with the latest generation of mobile devices and to make their use in the car easier and safer. Fiat has developed its systems to integrate with Nokia smart-phones precisely in order to integrate the latest services and functionalities from the world of mobile communications.
Turin, 2nd March 2010
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