#aftermarket – Seattle-based automotive software and services provider OpenCar Inc. has announced that its OpenCar Connect framework now supports Nuance’s Dragon Drive Link technology that allows automakers to leverage the user’s smartphone for data connectivity, personalization and supplemental processing.
OpenCar’s new partnership with Nuance will create cloud-based apps and services solutions for the connected car. By leveraging Nuance’s Dragon Drive Link technology, the OpenCar platform enables a seamless connection between a user’s smartphone and the HMI, including user authentication for in-car apps and over-the-air updates to ensure in-car systems always have the latest versions of popular apps and services.
“Automakers and their partners urgently need a common software development toolkit to build differentiated experiences,” said Jeff Payne, OpenCar CEO. “The OpenCar tools and services empower automakers and Tier1 suppliers with a standards-based platform and a pre-built application portfolio that are easily combined to create unique, differentiated experiences. The addition of Nuance’s Dragon Drive forms a complete solution for automakers, providing each of the key pieces required to build a competitive, updateable infotainment system for the connected car.”
“We are excited to partner with OpenCar to blend their infotainment framework with Nuance’s Dragon Drive technology to deliver a complete, cloud-connected infotainment solution to automakers,” said Arnd Weil, senior vice president Automotive Business & Marketing, Nuance. “This partnership makes it much easier and faster to build and deploy a proven, smartphone-based solution that pairs perfectly with each automaker’s unique, branded HMI.”
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Seattle, OpenCar has built the automotive 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 a member of the GENIVI consortium and the W3C. For more information about OpenCar, visit http://www.opencar.com.
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 cost and complexity.