Automakers are racing to get apps in the dash, with varying degrees of success. And for better or worse, every automaker is intent on using its own proprietary interface. But instead of paying extra for an automaker's limited and sometimes kludgy app interface, most drivers find it easier - and dangerously tempting - to just to pick up their mobile device to access their apps.That's the issue the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is trying to solve with a fledgling industry standard called MirrorLink, and it's hoping make the path
At the 2012 SEMA Show, Livio Connect CEO and founder Jake Sigal announced the new over-the-air firmware updates for car stereos available for Livio Connect API developers. The firmware updates connect apps to cars easily for vehicle OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers, and approved third-party developers.
Sigal explains, "Cars are good for over 10 years. iOS and Android updates every 10 months.