Telematics Update: In-Car Apps Hit Roadblock- Exclusive Stats Revealed

Telematics Update: In-Car Apps Hit Roadblock- Exclusive Stats Revealed

In the past 18 months automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Ford have been introducing in-car app offerings; however the market has yet to reach its full potential. In this online debate a live audience of industry executives was asked to cast their vote on the barriers for in-vehicle apps. The options covered driving distraction legislation to automotive and consumer electronic product lifecycle differences. However, it was ‘complexities of development’ that drew the majority with 41% of the voters.

Zach Brand, Senior Product Manager, NPR commented on the results saying that he agreed with the majority but it wasn’t a problem that couldn’t be overcome with dedicated resources and added knowledge. He went on to explain, it is the difference in product lifecycles that presents more of a challenge and “to work with OEMs directly, it is completely at the mercy of their ability to move forward, and for them this is real problem right now”.

Recently launching an in-vehicle app, NPR will be speaking on this topic at the Content and Apps for Automotive USA Conference (December 4-5) in San Diego, a conference that will address the roadblocks for integrating apps into the vehicle. Representatives fromFacebook, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Airbiquity, UIE Evolution, Tweddle Group, Ericsson, TuneIn, Toyota and Honda will discuss the growing potential of the car as the next mobile platform for apps. 

Content and Apps for Automotive USA 2012 will bring industry executives together over two days to share knowledge, network and create new business relationships across the automotive and apps community.  An independently researched program and a world renowned collection of more than 30 expert speakers will address key issues in the development of content and apps for automotive.

Executive representatives fromtheautomaker, app development, platform provider and wireless technology communitieswill meet to discuss:

– Solutions to suit new cloud-based technologies and captivate a new realm of consumers

– How vehicle-centric apps can be used to create compelling auto-focussed offerings and transform CRM

– Assess the impact of HTML5 on IVI and in-vehicle content for the generation of automotive apps 

Microsoft, Chrysler, Pandora, Hyundai, Toyota, Pioneer, Nokia, Ericsson, BMW, Sprint are already attending Content and Apps for the Automotive USA 2012

For the complete Content and Apps for Automotive USA 2012 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at:

Register before November 9th and save $100 on your conference pass:

Or, contact the Telematics Update team

 “This is a recommended event for all creating and supporting automotive content and applications. I was able to get up to speed quickly on the hot topics and future concerns of the industry” – Microsoft

For more information contact the Conference Director on the details below:

Andrew Pym

Conference Director | Telematics Update | +44 (0) 207 375 7599

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