Mirrorlink Hackathon Phase One Winners Revealed

By David Murphy


The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, has announced the four winners of Phase One of its MirrorLink Hackathon.

MirrorLink brings smartphone content to the dashboard. Huge icons are designed to make apps easy to use, while smart technology knows if the car is moving or stationary. MirrorLink is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. It is currently the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity.

They winners are:

Adventure – An interactive storytelling app 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 quiz app that uses voice recognition “without compromising driver security”.

Selected after a three-day competition in Paris involving 21 teams and more than 90 developers, the winning teams each receive €10,000 (£7,200). 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 …read more

Source:: Mobile App News