|By Kevin Benedict||
|April 17, 2014 08:28 PM EDT||
|Author Peter Rogers|
- Run Apps in the In-Vehicle entertainment systems (Blackberry QNX CAR, Windows Embedded Automotive, Linux Genivi and Android)
- Use a link to a smartphone (Airbiquity, OpenCar, CloudCar, SmartDeviceLink / AppLink, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, Google Open Automotive Alliance and Windows in the Car)
- Remote access to the vehicle through an API (OnStar, General Motors API, Ford Remote API, Airbiquity, reverse engineering of vehicle protocols)
- Access to data through the On Board Diagnostics port called OBD-II (Dash Labs, Mojio, Carvoyant and MetroMile)
- New and emerging initiatives (W3C Automotive and Web Platform Business Group and OpenXC)
- Pre-installation into a vehicle
- Through the vehicle manufacturer’s App Store
- Write an app that runs on a smartphone and integrates with a vehicle through their private SDK
- Write an app that uses OBD-II and requires users to purchase an OBD-II Bluetooth dongle and distribute via a standard App Store
- Write an app that uses OBD-II and piggy-backs on top of an over-the-top platform like Dash or Carvoyant
The first two options require a deal with a vehicle manufacturer. The third option requires a deal with a vehicle manufacturer if you intend to use their private APIs. Only the fourth and fifth options enable you to avoid explicit approval from a vehicle manufacturer but that also means you won't get access to their marketing resources.
I like the idea of using an OBD-II dongle in the vehicle to talk with the smartphone. This in turn talks to a cloud service. If Carvoyant / Dash start to see great success with this over-the-top model then hopefully they can grow the ecosystem.
If the dark age before the Apple and Android App Stores have taught us anything it is that developers are the key to success and history does have a habit of repeating itself.
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