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Aston Martin incorporates Chinese technology

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British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has revealed the first results of their collaboration with Chinese company Letv’s Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system.

SBD’s Telematics News reports that the two signed a memorandum of understanding last month to confirm research projects that include the development of connected electric vehicles through to manufacturing consultation on future electric vehicles.  Their first collaboration is an Aston Martin Rapide S incorporating the latest Letv IOV system.

The website reports, “The ideation and engineering of the Aston Martin Rapide S project has been led by the Letv IOV team and has focused on a new concept for the centre console and instrument panel.  The centre console is now a 13.3 inch HD touch screen and the instrument panel is now a 12.2 inch screen incorporating electronic instrumentation and gauges.  The original human-machine interaction (HMI) has also been updated by integrating Letvs latest speech recognition technology.

“Letv first showed its Autolink system in November 2015, the first time the technology company had released a product specifically developed for automotive applications. The collaboration with Aston Martin on the Rapide S further demonstrates the capabilities of the Letv global open auto eco-system.  The Aston Martin Rapide S concept has been engineered to work with Letvs other devices and will include remote monitoring and services with the support of LeCloud through the vehicles Wi-Fi system.”

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