#aftermarket – Seattle-based automotive software and services provider OpenCar Inc. has announced that its OpenCar Connect application framework is now ready for deployment into all global markets. The company will demonstrate several new hardware integrations and release an updated version of its InsideTrack application management platform at TU-Automotive, (Telematics Update) June 3-4 in Detroit, MI.
At the event OpenCar will showcase a new terrestrial radio tuner that utilizes Internet connectivity to add tagging & seeding, artwork, sharing, usage analytics and other enhanced functions including OTA updates. The company will also reveal several new partnerships, present new additions to its growing application portfolio including iHeart Radio, Dash Radio, NPR and OPIS (Gas Buddy), and will demonstrate the rapid development of Internet-connected location and telematics applications using the company’s OpenCar Connect application framework.
“The in-car user experience is the new competitive battleground for automakers,” said Jeff Payne, OpenCar’s CEO. “And to build these software defined user experiences, automakers and their partners urgently need cohesive software development tools and processes. The OpenCar platform and services empower automakers and their partners to build unique in-car apps and features, and to maintain and update everything over the air, driving long-term customer satisfaction and loyalty.”
The OpenCar Connect framework enables the creation, validation, distribution and maintenance of high-performance infotainment, telematics and IoT applications for connected cars. OpenCar’s unique framework separates application business logic from each automaker’s HMI, enabling rapid development of portable applications that are easily customized with each vehicle’s branded look and feel. A full-featured SDK and desktop vehicle and HMI simulator, combined with the OpenCar InsideTrack program management and certification service ensures that each developer’s component integrates properly into the final in-vehicle system. This unique approach radically accelerates time to market for new software innovations while reducing costs and complexity.
Press or analysts interested in viewing a live demo of the OpenCar Connect framework at Telematics Update Detroit should contact Beth Levine at Email. Software developers interested in downloading the freely available OpenCar Software Development Kit should visit http://sdk.opencar.com.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Seattle, OpenCar is building the industry’s first customizable, standards-based platform to safely and securely connect drivers to their digital worlds. With deep experience in core platform architecture and connected services, OpenCar is partnering with automakers, suppliers and application developers to define a new set of standards that will transform the in-car experience for drivers. The OpenCar Connect framework, tools and services support a broad range of functional categories including telematics, device control, health, safety, convenience, digital clusters and next-generation infotainment. OpenCar is an active member of the GENIVI Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). For more information about OpenCar, visit http://www.opencar.com.