How Connected Car Apps Have Changed The Way We Drive

December 23, 2015

Connected car technology has been changing the way we drive, although if you ask them, most consumers won’t be able to tell you how. Drivers are coming to expect more from features from their cars, and the latest connected car apps are being accepted as the part of the driving experience.

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How Connected Car App Providers Can Succeed In A CarPlay/Android World

October 26, 2015

Automobile sales is a competitive market. The battle for the hearts and dollars of consumers is constant, and much of the ammunition used to fight the battle is the latest car features. With connected car technology evolving at an increasingly faster pace, Apple and Google have jumped into the Fray with Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto solution respectively. OEMs are implementing connected car solutions for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing consumers to interact with their choice of smartphone platform. BI Intelligence predicts that by 2020 there will be 40 million cars shipped with Android Auto, and 37.1 million shipped with Carplay.

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Connected Automotive Software Applications We'll See by 2020

August 31, 2015

By 2020, BI Intelligence estimates that 75 percent of all cars shipped globally will be built with the necessary hardware to connect to the Internet. And, consumer spending on mobile apps, including those tailored to the car, is set to grow from $24 billion in 2014 to more than $40 billion by 2020, according to IHS Automotive.

Because the United States is a pioneer in smartphones and app development, North America will continue to lead the automotive industry in automotive apps integration. According to BI Intelligence app stores are expected to be the key distribution channel for automotive apps.

Growing consumer demand means the number and variety of automotive apps will only continue to increase. Ultimately, consumers want applications that make driving a seamless element of their daily routines and lifestyles.

Here are the connected automotive software applications we can expect to see in new vehicles by 2020:

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The Future of Connected Car Apps for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

August 24, 2015

As fuel prices continue to rise and concern about pollution from fossil fuels increases, greater fuel efficiency has become the holy grail of automotive manufacturers. Cars have become smaller, lighter, and more efficient largely to reduce fuel consumption. And consumers are buying more fuel-efficient, less polluting hybrid and electric cars. Connected car technology marks the next step in the evolution of apps for fuel efficient vehicles.

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Mobile App Development Company

August 11, 2015

With the Internet-connected automobile comes new demand for automotive mobile apps. Smartphone apps are rapidly making their way into the automotive world to monitor car performance, service, mapping, voice-activated communications, and more. Automakers are looking to mobile apps to strengthen their relationship with customers after they drive off the dealer lot.

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5 Most Popular Types of Apps Commuters Use in Their Cars

June 9, 2015

One in three smartphone owners use their devices while driving, according to the 2013 Mobility of the Future report by McKinsey & Company. There’s no denying that in today’s digital age, cars have become more than just machines we use to get from point A to point B. They have become our mobile living spaces, and with the proliferation of smartphones, consumers are doing more while driving than ever before.

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Making Mobile Manageable

October 31, 2011

Six Straightforward Recommendations for a Better App Program

For companies that are planning to build a mobile program, there are a number of challenges to get your application defined, developed and launched. In this article we focus on the internal obstacles that are present across the many companies planning to enter the space while providing a handful of recommendations for improving your mobile program from the onset.

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Apps Are Breaking Down Silos

August 31, 2011

Mobile has become an integral part of the product experience. An app can host a multitude of features and functions that have the potential to involve nearly every part of your company – from product planning to engineering to marketing. To effectively support one mobile offering in the market, these disparate teams need to align behind a common mobile vision and plan. It is often said that innovation can help remove organizational barriers and mobile seems to be a significant catalyst for change. Apps are breaking down the silos between functional areas as information is shared, exchanged and combined within the application to better support the customer throughout the lifecycle. 

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