Third-party apps: Give them more to work with


As car makers ride the crest of the first wave of third-party applications and look to expand their offerings, Susan Kuchinskas takes a look at what’s working – and what still needs work.

In just two years, in-car apps have gone from a vision to reality.

Ford SYNC AppLink, the service that lets drivers use voice controls or steering wheel radio buttons to control approved apps running on the phone, now supports close to 40 apps. BMW ConnectedDrive includes Twitter, Yelp and Facebook, as well as an array of traffic, emergency and infotainment options. Audi connect reads emails and includes flight and train information.

Related Content:

Industry insight: Telematics and apps

Industry insight: The connected car


Primary Event:

Content and Apps for Automotive USA 2013



read more