Smartphone integration is a big selling point for auto manufacturers these days. Whether it’s apps that can start the car, full-on dashboard services like CarPlay and Android Auto, or simple Bluetooth, most drivers want some form of connectivity.
To that end Logitech has come up with a solution – launching in the UK today – which enables drivers to connect with their handsets without splashing out on a new auto and, importantly, without even touching their phones while at the wheel.
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Drivers will be able to listen to messages and dictate replies (which will be read back without sending), make and receive calls, stream music through Spotify or request a destination via Google Maps and Waze.
Users will even be able to share their locations through Glympse and all without touching the phone.
Instead, drivers will offer the phone a “talk to the hand” style gesture to initiate the app and it’s all voice controlled from there.
The Logitech OneTouch air vent accessory is £49.99, while the dashboard counterpart is £59.99. Both go on sale exclusively at Carphone Warehouse on September 7.
Future updates to the app, which is available for Android 4.4 and above, will boast email app integration