2013-01-10 18:05:10 - Apps-to-Go is a safe, secure and seamless solution for car makers to deploy vehicle centric custom branded apps on head units and mobile devices
Las Vegas, NV/Pune, India – January 10, 2013 - KPIT Cummins (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global leader in product engineering solutions for automotive industry, today announced the launch of its unique app deployment framework, Apps-to-Go. The app deployment framework for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and smart phones allows car makers & Tier 1s to bring apps to cars and keep the IVI system up to date over the life of the vehicle.
“Our endeavour to enable car makers overcome the challenge of keeping consumers informed, entertained and safe in their cars has led us to develop Apps-to-Go,” said Anup Sable, Senior VP & Head – Automotive Business, KPIT Cummins. “With Apps-to-Go, drivers and passengers can not only manage media
content, they will also be able to have personalized, in-car experiences,” he added. “Users will never be stuck with outdated technology as car makers will be able to provide updates, services & information through apps.”
Apps-to-Go enables secure interaction of apps between mobile devices and head units using the bundled vehicle services API. With Apps-to-Go, vehicle functions, media content and information from the Internet can be controlled safely and securely via mobile devices & head units. Apps-to-Go can be integrated into any Linux IVI platform. It also works with popular mobile operating systems, including Android and iOS. Car makers will be able to attract more app developers to build apps using HTML5, as apps built using this technology work seamlessly on multiple mobile devices and infotainment systems.
Apps-to-Go comes pre-integrated with KPIT’s production-ready infotainment software framework “KIVI” (KPIT In-Vehicle Infotainment). KIVI is a uniquely architected software framework that enables car-makers to embrace changes faster. KIVI allows bringing in native and 3rd party downloadable apps/ features quickly and securely through unique software updates and app deployment framework making the car an integral part of digital social life of consumers. KIVI also enables integration of safety and driver assistance systems, vehicle tracking and remote diagnostics services.
Apps-to-go is presented at the 2013 CES International show in in Las Vegas, NV till January 11th, 2013.
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