|[January 08, 2013]
At CES 2013, Car Connectivity Consortium Puts App Developers in the Driver's Seat
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Consumer Electronics Show - The Car
Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global
innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced
it has turned its full attention to mobile app developers in an effort
to saturate the global marketplace with MirrorLink-enabled mobile apps.
Activities commence today at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and will
culminate at the world's first MirrorLink DevCon, taking place February
26 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (News - Alert).
"CCC membership has reached critical mass with automakers, smartphone
manufacturers and aftermarket car radio vendors alike, and those
companies have successfully collaborated to create the MirrorLink
standard. Now we can focus on giving mobile app developers open access
to the technology so that they can make drive-safe apps that are fully
interoperable between MirrorLink-enabled smartphones and cars," said
Jörg Brakensiek, chairman of the CCC's Technical Workgroup. "This is an
incredibly exciting time in MirrorLink's history because by the end of
Q3 we'll start to see an exponential rise in MirrorLink-certified apps.
The sooner this takes place, the sooner we'll see more consumers with
their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road."
The CCC kicked off the week's activities at the Consumer
Telematics Show, taking place in conjunction with CES (News - Alert), to reinforce
its commitment to the connected car ecosystem. At this year's Mobile
World Congress, the CCC will take the extraordinary step of hosting
the world's first MirrorLink
DevCon, a full-day program of activities that allows mobile app
developers to directly network with integral members of the connected
car ecosystem. The agenda will include discussions of methods for
developers to accommodate CCC members - as well as detailed information
to make it easy for their apps to satisfy necessary requirements for
About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing
MirrorLink™ global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle
connectivity. Members include more than 80 percent of the world's
automakers, more than 70 percent of global smartphone manufacturers and
a who's who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further
information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.
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