VNC Automotive partners with HiRain on in-car connectivity solutions for the Chinese market

On 15 Dec 2016, 12:28 p.m.

HiRainVNC Automotive, the premier supplier of in-car connectivity solutions is proud to announce its latest partnership with HiRain.

HiRain is the leading Chinese supplier of development tools, automotive electronic products, consulting and training services.


Under the terms of the new partnership, HiRain will use the VNC Automotive SDK to fast-track projects with OEMs, working directly in a well-defined technical and commercial model, to deliver a smart connected car experience.


VNC Automotive SDK is available for a large combination of silicon and operating systems to enable the development of IVI systems including Baidu CarLife, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink 1.1 and 1.2.


The partnership brings together an innovative and exclusive combination of IP portfolio and expert in-car integration services ideal for the fast paced Chinese market.

“We are pleased to be working with HiRain to provide a unique combination of their highly experienced engineering team and the VNC Automotive SDK technology," said Tom Blackie, Vice President Automotive at RealVNC. “Our complementary technologies and skill sets provide excellent additional capabilities to the automotive industry and beyond. Our partnership with HiRain creates a terrific centre of competence for the Chinese market.”


RealVNC are advocates of open standards, having published the VNC protocol, a core component of the MirrorLink® standard, over ten years ago.  With our VNC Viewers and VNC Servers, RealVNC is technology agnostic and complements many solutions and applications that run across multiple operating systems and devices.

About RealVNC
VNC Automotive isa division of RealVNC, theglobal provider of VNC® remote access technology. RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide; in over 1 billion devices; in every sector of industry, government and education. RealVNC is a Charter member of the Car Connectivity Consortium supporting the MirrorLink® specification, which uses VNC.  VNC Automotive underpins many of the commercial MirrorLink Certified™ products and has been available in production with automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and phone vendors for several years.  It is already in millions of vehicles available from many of the major automotive OEMs.  Founded by the original inventors of VNC, RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC in third-party products and offerings.

RealVNC®, VNC® and RFB® are trademarks of RealVNC Limited and are protected by trademark registrations and/or pending trademark applications in the European Union, United States of America and other jurisdictions. MirrorLink Certified™, MirrorLink® and the MirrorLink® Logo are certification marks and trademarks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

For more information about RealVNC please contact: Sam Mohr, Jargon PR,


About HiRain

Since its founding in 1998, HiRain Technologies has become one of the leading Chinese suppliers for development tools, automotive electronic products, consulting and training services. At present, HiRain has nine offices; all located in major cities in China, among which two manufacturing plants are in Tianjin and Shanghai. 

As member of AUTOSAR and AVnu, HiRain was qualified with CMMI-DEV v1.3-L2 as project management system and quality management system. North America and Europe also witnessed HiRain’s expanding efforts to supply customers globally. So far, major customers include GM, Inalfa, FAW, BAIC, Chang'an, Magna, Ford, SAIC, Jaguar & Land Rover, etc.

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