JP2016078729A - Information processing device and audio device of vehicle - Google Patents

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JP2016078729A
JP2016078729A JP2014213670A JP2014213670A JP2016078729A JP 2016078729 A JP2016078729 A JP 2016078729A JP 2014213670 A JP2014213670 A JP 2014213670A JP 2014213670 A JP2014213670 A JP 2014213670A JP 2016078729 A JP2016078729 A JP 2016078729A
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幸介 松波
Kosuke Matsunami
幸介 松波
貴広 平野
Takahiro Hirano
貴広 平野
太久 加藤
Taku Kato
太久 加藤
雅史 山下
Masafumi Yamashita
雅史 山下
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To secure an effective space in a position convenient for a driver or the like.SOLUTION: An information processing device includes a stand on which a mobile phone 32 can be set so that its display 321 faces to a cabin side, and a Bluetooth module 16 which is connected to the mobile phone 32 by short-range radio connection. In addition, an amplifier 15 which drives a speaker 12 by an audio signal from the Bluetooth module 16 is arranged. A switch 19 for switching operation of the device is arranged on a steering wheel 20.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1

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  The present invention relates to an information processing device and an audio device in a vehicle such as a passenger car.

  In general, an air blowing unit of an air conditioner, various switches, a display panel of a navigation device, and the like are arranged at the center of an instrument panel of an ordinary vehicle and the upper part of the center console. Furthermore, in the technique disclosed in Patent Document 1, a cradle for installing a smartphone is provided on the console. And the communication apparatus of the smart phone on a cradle and the communication apparatus of a cradle are wirelessly connected, and it is comprised so that a smart phone can be operated by the operation part of a vehicle.

JP 2013-230735 A

  As described above, in the technology disclosed in the general vehicle and Patent Document 1, the instrument is a convenient position for a driver or a passenger on the front passenger seat to install any device or place an object. The center part of the panel and the upper part of the center console are occupied by various devices. Therefore, it is difficult for a driver or the like to install an arbitrary device at this position and use it for an arbitrary purpose. Although it is conceivable to remove the device at this position, in this case, the functions of these devices, for example, the navigation device are also lost at the same time, which causes inconvenience in using the vehicle.

  An object of the present invention is to ensure an effective space at a position convenient for a driver or the like without causing inconvenience.

  In order to achieve the above object, in the information processing apparatus of the present invention, the display unit is connected to the portable information terminal, an installation unit for detachably setting the portable information terminal in a direction facing the vehicle compartment side, Provided around the driver's seat of the vehicle, the control unit having a transmission / reception unit that transmits / receives data to / from a portable information terminal, a control unit that drives a vehicle-mounted device by a signal from the transmission / reception unit, and the control And an operation unit for operating the operation of the unit.

  In the audio apparatus of the present invention, the portable information terminal is detachably set in a direction in which the display is directed toward the passenger compartment, and the portable information terminal is connected to the portable information terminal, and data is transmitted between the portable information terminal and the portable information terminal. A transmission / reception unit for performing transmission / reception of the vehicle, a control unit having a drive unit for driving a speaker by a signal from the transmission / reception unit, and an operation for operating the operation of the control unit provided around the driver's seat of the vehicle And a portion.

Here, the area around the driver's seat refers to a position where the driver in the driver's seat can operate except for the central portion of the instrument panel and the upper portion of the center console.
According to the above configuration, since the display of the portable information terminal can be used as a display unit for checking the operation state of the device and setting, etc., it is not necessary to install a display unit around the driver's seat. In addition, a transmission / reception unit capable of transmitting / receiving data to / from the portable information terminal is provided, and an operation unit is provided around the driver's seat such as a steering handle, so that an audio unit having a transmission / reception unit and an amplifier is provided in the center of the instrument panel, etc. It is no longer necessary and can be installed in a trunk room. Therefore, there is no need to install an audio device or the like at the center of the instrument panel or at the top of the center console, and an empty space that can be used for any purpose can be created in those portions.

  According to the present invention, there is an effect that an effective space can be secured at a position convenient for a driver or the like without causing inconvenience.

Schematic which shows the information processing apparatus and audio apparatus of the vehicle of embodiment. The block diagram which shows the information processing apparatus and audio apparatus of the vehicle of embodiment. The front view which shows the driver's seat periphery of a vehicle.

DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS Embodiments embodying the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.
As shown in FIG.1 and FIG.2, the vehicle of this embodiment is provided with the some speaker 12 in the door trim etc. in the vehicle.

  An information processing device and an audio device (hereinafter collectively referred to as an information processing device) 11 include a central processing unit (CPU) 13 as a data processing unit and a voice recognition device, a storage device 14 such as a hard disk and a memory module, and an amplification unit. An audio amplifier (hereinafter referred to as an amplifier) 15 and a Bluetooth module 16 are provided. The central processing unit 13 controls the overall operation of the information processing apparatus 11. The storage device 14 stores a program for controlling the operation of the information processing device, temporary information, and the like. The amplifier 15 generates an audio output signal for causing the speaker 12 to ring based on the audio data from the central processing unit 13. The Bluetooth module 16 is used for short-distance wireless connection between a high-performance mobile phone (so-called smartphone, hereinafter referred to as a mobile phone) 32 as a portable information terminal and the information processing apparatus 11 through pairing by a pairing trigger switch 161. It is. The mobile phone 32 is wirelessly connected to the external server 18 and other communication devices (not shown) via a base station (not shown).

The information processing apparatus 11 is packaged and installed in a space that is not normally used such as a space under the seat of a vehicle or a corner of a trunk room.
As shown in FIG. 3, a stand 33 is provided on the upper surface of the instrument panel 41 around the driver's seat as an installation unit for detachably setting the mobile phone 32. When the mobile phone 32 is set on the stand 33, the display 321 is directed toward the driver, and the driver can always see the display 321. The stand 33 is provided with a charging unit 34 for charging the mobile phone 32 installed on the stand 33 in an electrically connected state or a non-contact state.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, various switches (hereinafter collectively referred to as switches) 19 including manual switches such as push button switches are provided on a steering handle 20, and in-vehicle devices such as a central processing unit 13 and an air conditioner. 36 is connected to a device control unit 35 for controlling 36. Accordingly, the switch 19 constitutes an operation unit of the information processing apparatus. Then, the operation of the information processing apparatus 11 is switched by operating the switch 19 to perform operation mode switching such as audio on / off, volume adjustment, channel selection, music selection, telephone communication of the mobile phone 32, and the like. The operation of the equipment 36 such as an air conditioner is switched. The microphone 30 is installed in a steering column, an overhead console (both not shown) or the like, and is used to acquire the voice of a passenger such as a driver. The central processing unit 13 recognizes voice data acquired by the microphone 30 and controls the operation of the information processing apparatus 11 according to the voice content. Therefore, the microphone 30 and the central processing unit 13 constitute an operation unit of the information processing apparatus 11.

When the mobile phone 32 is in the telephone communication mode, the microphone 30 becomes the microphone of the mobile phone 32, and the speaker 12 becomes the speaker of the mobile phone 32.
The operation of the information processing apparatus configured as described above will be described below.

  In the information processing apparatus according to the present embodiment, music performance can be enjoyed in the vehicle via the Bluetooth connection with the mobile phone 32 by operating the switch 19 of the steering handle 20 or a voice instruction from the microphone 30. That is, music file data from the external server 18 is received by the mobile phone 32 and streamed by the mobile phone 32, and the audio signal is received by the information processing apparatus 11 via the Bluetooth connection and amplified by the amplifier 15. The speaker 12 is sounded. Similarly, a television image signal or a television or radio sound signal is streamed by the mobile phone 32, the image is displayed on the display of the mobile phone 32, and the sound is emitted from the speaker 12 through the amplifier 15 in the same manner as the music. . At this time, volume adjustment, channel selection, and the like can be performed by the switch 19.

In addition, when music etc. are memorize | stored in the memory | storage device 14, the music etc. can be reproduced.
In addition, the operating conditions such as the air conditioning temperature and the air blowing intensity can be adjusted by operating the switch 19 or by voice instruction from the microphone 30, and the contents of the adjustment are displayed on the display 321 of the mobile phone 32.

  Furthermore, route guidance to the destination can be obtained by the navigation function of the mobile phone 32 using GPS (Global Positioning System), and the guidance status and the like can be displayed on the display 321 of the mobile phone 32.

  As described above, in the present embodiment, the mobile phone 32 receives music data, radio waves of television or radio, and the sound is sounded by the speaker 12 via the amplifier 15, and the image is displayed on the mobile phone 32. Displayed on the display 321. The navigation information is displayed on the display 321 of the mobile phone 32. Then, switching of operation modes such as audio and navigation and switching of music selection in each mode are executed by operation of the switch 19 in the steering handle 20 or voice instruction by the microphone 30, and the contents thereof are the mobile phone 32. Is displayed on the display 321. That is, acquisition of information related to vehicle driving and comfortable living is performed by the mobile phone 32, an image related to the information is displayed on the display 321 of the mobile phone 32, sound for that is emitted from the speaker 12, and the operation is performed on the steering handle 20 The switch 19 and the microphone 30 are used.

  Therefore, a CD (compact disc) deck, a TV / radio tuner, a navigation device, or the like for reproducing music or the like is not necessary, and there is no need to install such switches on the instrument panel or the center console.

Therefore, this embodiment has the following effects.
(1) A stand 33 is provided for setting the mobile phone 32 so that the display 321 faces the driver side. For this reason, if the mobile phone 32 is set on the stand 33, a passenger such as a driver can appropriately recognize the display on the display 321 of the mobile phone 32. Then, using the function of the mobile phone 32, information related to vehicle travel and audio is displayed on the display 321. For this reason, it is not necessary to provide a fixed display in the center part of the instrument panel 41 or the center console 42.

  (2) Acquisition of music data, images of televisions, map data, and the like is performed by the mobile phone 32. For this reason, it is not necessary to install a CD deck or a tuner on the instrument panel 41 or the like.

  (3) Since operations such as audio and air conditioning can be performed with the switch 19 and the microphone 30 of the steering handle 20, it is not necessary to provide this operation unit at the center of the instrument panel 41 or the center console 42.

  (4) Since there is no need to provide the CD deck, the display 321, the switch 19 and the like in the center portion of the instrument panel 41 and the center console 42 in this way, the restrictions on the layout of the instrument panel 41 and the center console 42 are greatly reduced. Alleviated. For this reason, an empty space is secured on the instrument panel 41 and the center console 42, for example, an optional setting allows a tray required by the driver to be conveniently disposed in the center of the instrument panel 41, or an air conditioner It is possible to change the air blowing portion to a position where comfort is ensured.

  (5) Since the mobile phone 32 and the information processing apparatus 11 are connected via radio, it is possible to connect the mobile phone 32 and the information processing apparatus 11 only by setting the mobile phone 32 on the stand 33. You can download music, play it, or watch TV programs.

  (6) Since the mobile phone 32 is responsible for some of the vehicle functions such as audio and navigation functions, it is possible to simplify the configuration of the on-board equipment and the like, and use a high-performance mobile phone for the vehicle It is also possible to add a computer function.

(7) Since the charging unit 34 is provided in the stand 33, even if the mobile phone 32 consumes a large amount of power, the mobile phone 32 can be operated continuously.
In addition, this invention is not limited to the said embodiment, You may actualize in the following aspects.

A switch 19 is provided at a position around the driver's seat other than the steering handle 20, for example, at the armrest of the door.
-Provide the switch 19 on a wired or wireless remote controller.

The stand 33 should be configured so that a tablet computer as a portable information terminal can be set.
-Provide only one of the switch 19 or the microphone 30 as an operation unit.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 11 ... Information processing apparatus and audio apparatus, 12 ... Speaker, 13 ... Central processing unit, 15 ... Amplifier, 16 ... Bluetooth module, 19 ... Switch as an operation part, 20 ... Steering handle, 30 ... Microphone, 32 ... Portable information terminal As a mobile phone, 321 ... display, 33 ... stand, 34 ... charging part.

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  1. An installation unit for detachably setting the portable information terminal in a direction in which the display is directed toward the passenger compartment,
    A transmission / reception unit that is connected to the portable information terminal and performs transmission / reception of data to / from the portable information terminal;
    An information processing apparatus for a vehicle provided with an operation unit provided around a driver's seat of the vehicle and operating the operation of the control unit.
  2.   The vehicle information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the transmission / reception unit is wirelessly connected to a portable information terminal by Bluetooth.
  3.   The vehicle information processing according to claim 1, wherein the vehicle-mounted device is a speaker, and the driving unit includes a data processing unit and an amplification unit that cause the speaker to ring based on audio data from the portable information terminal. apparatus.
  4.   The information processing apparatus for a vehicle according to claim 1, wherein the operation unit is provided on a steering handle.
  5.   The vehicle information processing device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the installation unit includes a charging unit for the portable information terminal.
  6.   The vehicle information processing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the operation unit includes at least one of a manual switch and a voice recognition device.
  7. An installation unit for detachably setting the portable information terminal in a direction in which the display is directed toward the passenger compartment,
    A transmission / reception unit that is connected to the portable information terminal and executes transmission / reception of data to / from the portable information terminal; and a control unit having a drive unit that drives a speaker by a signal from the transmission / reception unit;
    An audio device of a vehicle provided with an operation unit provided around a driver's seat of the vehicle and operating the operation of the control unit.
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