Auto App Challenge Launched to Promote Innovation in Connected Services for the Driver
The Auto App Challenge is opened to international developers willing to showcase their innovations in the field of in-car infotainment and connected services.
Paris, France (PRUnderground) October 31st, 2013
The Auto App Challenge is opening its doors to international developers willing to showcase their innovations in the field of in-car infotainment and connected services.
“The is a lot of innovation related to cars and drivers happening in the mobile app ecosystems, but these innovative start-up often have difficulties to get noticed by the automotive industry. The Auto App Challenge is a unique opportunity for them to boost their profile on a worldwide stage,“ explained Ludovic Privat, organizer of the Auto App Challenge and co-founder and editor of GPS Business News.
The Auto App Challenge is opened to all developers whose companies are not older than four years and whose products and services are not yet commercially available from a car manufacturer. Made of a two pages application and a video the submission process is very simple and lightweight.
“We are expecting a lot of creativity, especially in areas that are hot at the moment: parking assistance, multimodal transport, real-time traffic, road safety, and energy efficient driving to name just a few,“ added Ludovic Privat.
The three finalists of the Challenge will be offered a 15 minutes presentation of their services and a demonstration tabletop at the ConnecteDriver conference taking place in Brussels (Belgium) on January 29-30, 2014.
In addition to exposure to key industry decision makers at the conference, the winner will receive a pool of prizes from the sponsors of the Challenge. One of these is deCarta, which is offering a free one year license of its Connected Car Platform that include turn-by-turn GPS navigation, Maps, Local Search and more.
“The game is changing in telematics. There is an opportunity for Developers and OEMs to deliver and monetize differentiated connected services that provide real value to users in a more driver-centric manner than they’re getting today,“ said Kim Fennell, CEO at deCarta. “deCarta is proud to be a sponsor of the Auto App Challenge to help deliver on that opportunity.”
Learn more: http://www.autoappchallenge.com
About Auto App Challenge
The Auto App challenge is a start-up competition organized by GPS Business News to promote innovation and excellence in mobile services dedicated to the driver. The three finalists of the Auto App Challenge will be invited to ConnecteDriver, a conference taking place in Brussels on January 28-29, 2015 and gathering professional stakeholders in the connected car industry. They will present their services and the conference attendees will select the winner that will be offered prizes from partners: Bosch, TomTom, Priori Data, deCarta and GPS Business News.