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June 16th 2015 -
MirrorLink® Hackathon Phase-One Winners Announced

Beaverton, OR – June 16, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced four promising winners in Phase One of the MirrorLink® Hackathon:

 

  • Adventure: Features interactive storytelling that uses voice recognition to stave off boredom behind the wheel
  • Drive Together: Makes driving in a convoy easier and offers a solution to the common frustrations of guests heading to a venue
  • Edgar: Connects drivers with their cars
  • RidZinGa: A fun, quiz-based app that uses voice recognition without compromising driver security

 

“In order to have a healthy connected-car ecosystem, it’s essential consumers have the highest possible variety of driver-aware apps” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive Director of the CCC. “The CCC is therefore committed to inspiring the world’s developers to unleash their creativity as they conceive the next generation of connected-car content. We thank all of the participants in the MirrorLink Hackathon and look forward to the next phase.”

 

Selected from a three-day competition in Paris between 21 teams of more than 90 developers, winning teams receive 10,000€. All four also receive an incubation package from BeMyApp, Phase Two of the MirrorLink Hackathon, for further development. The incubation period concludes in September, when the CCC will choose one final winner. The grand prize will be an additional 10,000€ and support from the CCC to officially launch the app.

 

Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is moving or stationary. As the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity, MirrorLink is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity and empowers consumers to feel linked to their devices and responsible at the same time.

 

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

 

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Contact:

Katrina Estrella

Finn Partners for the CCC

katrina@finnpartners.com

(415) 692-3058