Published: September 15, 2015 | Frankfurt, Germany
Continental in cooperation with Vinli is showcasing an innovative open development platform for in-car apps. Imagine a parcel courier rings your doorbell. As you are on the road, an image of the delivery person appears on your car’s screen. Now, you can directly communicate with him using the vehicle display. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Continental presents a holistic app framework that will make this experience a reality.
Continental collaborates with Vinli, the dedicated in car-dash interface Car Port that enables drivers to interact using real time vehicle data with IoE (Internet of Everything) devices and other drivers creating a seamless connection to digital life outside the car. More predictive CleverHome applications by ITS are coming along to transform the vehicle into a smart personal device or another room in the house. These applications include controlling smart home features such as room temperature based on the car’s navigation information and driver’s daily driving habits. When the car “knows” that it is heading home, it could instruct the heating or cooling system as well as other smart home sensors to trigger the desired room temperature or settings automatically.