A company called Accel Telecom has launched what it calls the first standalone connected car smartphone called the Voyager. The Voyager is designed to be easily installed in any car and uses an existing phone number via a twin-SIM. The Voyager device gives drivers a safer and superior connected car experience according to the manufacturer.
The device is based on the Android operating system and uses a HSUPA QUALCOMM module and has dedicated Waze launcher keys. The device is designed to allow for hands-free dialing and has dedicated large physical keys. It also promises high-quality noise and echo cancellation for clear audio quality in the car.
The device can also provide a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot inside the car and is voice-activated. The device can also connect to the OBD port on the vehicle using Bluetooth or other connectivity options. Pricing and availability are unknown.