AppCarousel, which offers automakers a custom app store platform and content ecosystem, has joined the GENIVI Alliance.
The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association dedicated to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
ABI Research forecasts that the global shipments of streaming music-enabled automotive infotainment systems will exceed 66 million by the end of 2019 which represents around 93% of all connected car infotainment shipments.
Subaru of America, Inc. announced that the all-new 2015 Legacy sedan will come equipped as standard with Pandora smartphone integration as part of the standard Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment connectivity feature. Pandora enables the user to create personal radio stations, such as by genre or artist.
HARMAN announced that its Aha Radio service will be a standard feature in all Subaru models and trims sold by Subaru of America, Inc., starting with the 2015 Legacy. Subaru of America was one of the first automotive manufacturers to integrate the Aha Radio service into its vehicles.
Cinemo and Alpine Electronics have agreed to collaborate on future In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.
According to ABI Research, in-vehicle wearable integration is the latest trend in automotive with announcements following each other in quick succession:
- Harman’s ADAS Google Glass integration,
- Hyundai’s Blue Link Glassware application,
The Smartphone & Embedded Connectivity Vehicle Integration 2014 conference at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco February 26-27 will feature speakers from companies including Kia, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, QNX, Livio, Innoppl, and Scarlett Motors.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that effective March 1, 2014, Ryujiro Kobashi will succeed Yoichi Yokozawa as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA).