Contextual Cars – Today, not Tomorrow

Check out @scobleizer interview with Johann Jungwirth (“JJ”) on Mercedes Benz’ contextual car development. Those features in a new Mercedes a couple years out = cool. Making the Corrolla already in your driveway contextual now = disruptive. Mercedes...
The Week in Connected Cars

The Week in Connected Cars

A round up of the top stories bouncing around the connected car universe recently: How Edmunds Embraced APIs (Carvoyant blog) Fuse is a Telemetrics Platform for Your Car (Technometria) Viewpoint: Apps for connected cars? Your mileage may vary. (Telematics Update) If...

How Edmunds.com embraced APIs

One of the companies leading the push to connect drivers and cars with developers is Edmunds.com. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Ismail Elshareef about the company’s successful API program. Ismail gave us an inside look at some of the things...

Disruptive Plumbers

It’s both too early and too late for the OEMs to effectively deliver consistently excellent choices when it comes to apps in cars. For everyone else, the timing’s just about right. As the self-styled “data plumbers” between various connected...

How Connected is a New Car Anyway?

There is a lot of talk about connected cars coming out of Detroit (and Germany, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Seoul, etc…).  However, in reality how connected are all the cars going to be coming off the assembly line?  First, let’s remember what automakers are...