All new Volkswagen cars are already equipped with this technology. We have adapted MapTrip to this technology and tested it in a VW, which we documented by video.
In the MirrorLink technology, the screen contents of the smartphone is transferred to the car via cable; touching the touch screen transmits back to the smartphone. All functions work perfectly and MapTrip also looks very good on the screen.
Just one small drawback: the implementation is indeed simple, but the manual is a challenge! We are happy to make our (acquired) knowledge available to other software vendors and have compiled the most important information in a manual.
During certification it is checked whether the app is "automotive-friendly", i.e. contrasts, operability, font sizes, etc. You can also have the app certified in different levels.
Please refer to our white paper for more information about MirrorLink and other connectivity technologies.