Connected Car Thoughts from Carvoyant

A semi-official roundup of Carvoyant news and commentary on Connected Cars, APIs, personal data, and the Internet of Things

So Amazon is going to help you find a mechanic?

Amazon recently announced they will be entering the business of scheduling appointments for Auto Repair, among other services.  This was once a fragmented space where many in the auto repair business only operated with a note pad and phone to get you scheduled.  This...

Want Android Auto or CarPlay, now?

Want Android Auto or CarPlay, now? Aftermarket OBDII #connectedcar + “How to Build a Tablet Dashboard” CE Outlook could be the quick recipe.

For a couple hundred million cars already on the road, Carvoyant provides the easy path for the data layer and mods like this will become more and more common. Add car culture to the simple math of short cycles for apps & devices versus long cycles for automakers means drivers will see more and more “un-official” options.

Free #connectedcar data candy in the Sandbox!

Connected car data is like candy for developers and marketers and you can get some free, yes, free, in minutes. Over the course of three great October events, the Autotech Council Developer Challenge, Dreamforce and IoTatScale, we showed hundreds of people how to...

Dreamforce’s Connected Car Fallout

After 4 voice draining days of talking with developers in the IoT Developer Zone at Dreamforce 2014 we are thrilled at all the possibilities.  Salesforce.com is an amazing launching pad for so many great tools helping businesses become more streamlined and smarter....

Corvette’s Cool Monitoring App Should Be Had By ALL

The newest Corvette is coming equipped with a Valet Mode. The car’s Valet Mode, combined with optional Performance Data Recorder, can shoot video of the road ahead, record in-car audio and digitally track the car’s movements. The driver can retrieve the...