CCC surpasses 100 members
Shipments to exceed 62 million by 2018 as feature set explodes
ABI Research predicts that shipments of connected automotive infotainment systems will grow from 9 million in 2013 to more than 62 million in 2018 with connected navigation, multimedia streaming, social media, and in-car Wi-Fi hotspots becoming key features.
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), which includes nearly 80 automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics companies, announced that more than 40 MirrorLink™-enabled products are now available. A partial list, including clients, servers, smartphones and receivers, is posted at http://mirrorlink.com/products/certified-products.html.
Two new Sony aftermarket head units, XAV-601BT and XAV-701HD, are the first MirrorLink™-certified products available in US stores. The products were recently launched in Europe.
QNX Software Systems Limited has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions. The CCC is dedicated to global cross-industry collaboration in developing the MirrorLink standard for smartphone in-vehicle connectivity.
The integration of the smartphone into consumer vehicles will become all but standard on new models, according to a new report by Juniper Research, which forecasts that 92 million vehicles will feature technology to integrate the smartphone into the head-unit by 2016.
By Jack Bergquist, Market Analyst – Automotive Infotainment & Telematics
In the second of a two-part series, Telematics Update’s Jan Stojaspal explores how the telematics value chain is trying to monetize the connected car:
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, unveiled plans for its MirrorLink™ open industry standards solution at the Car Connectivity Consortium Summit 2011 in Chicago.