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html5 applications

Clarion has adopted the global standard HTML5 (for web page development) and has leveraged its use in Smart Access Cloud telematics services and connected hardware. By using HTML5, automotive-use applications such as music streaming, travel and POI’s, navigation, and vehicle support can be easily coded to this universal standard.  The applications actually run on Clarion’s Smart Access server and are rendered on compatible IVI systems using a simple webkit, which keeps computationally-intensive activities on the server rather than burden the IVI unit, saving on costs related to hardware. Due to its scalable nature, the HTML5 platform can work on multiple display sizes and resolutions. Automakers can control which applications appear on the vehicle’s head units by a controlled interface.

HTML5 platform provides multiple advantages including:
  • HTML5 as a global standard, widely adopted for internet websites

  • Application providers are very familiar with the HTML5 standard and it is relatively easy to code and optimize new applications

  • By utilizing HTML5 and running on Clarion’s server, the IVI unit requires less processing power since it is only rendering the content using a webkit

  • Easily scalable to multiple display sizes and resolutions


Cross-platform Compatibility

  • One app developed on HTML5 can work with all main webkits/browsers

Offline Caching

  • Certain elements can be stored and loaded without an active internet connection

  • Browser cache can be defined and improve loading speeds

Simpler Application Development
  • Web developers are very familiar with HTML5 development with Cleaner Code and better optimization experience

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smart access html5 & sdl comparison

  • HTML5 allows for more unified approach across a connected ecosystem

  • SDL apps leverage smartphone processing power for always-up-to-date hardware

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HTML5 + SDL Prototype
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Smart Access is able to wrap SDL within the HTML5 framework
  • HTML5 apps and SDL apps appear the same way to end user

  • Unified and seamless experience for end user