Nick Pudar, director, global connected consumer, General Motors, on controlled openness and adapting the smartphone app concept for the connected vehicle.
In this video from Telematics Detroit 2013, Nick Pudar, director, global connected consumer, General Motors, talks to Andrew Tolve about engaging the developer community in a controlled yet open way and about avoiding redundancy with smartphones when it comes to in-car apps.
For the better of the 17 years it has been in existence, GM’s OnStar stood for safety, security and peace-of-mind services, and, more recently, also for diagnostics, safe upkeep and navigation. Today, however, in-car connectivity is becoming much more, and GM tries to keep up.
A new app framework allows customers to download apps into the vehicle well after the purchase of the vehicle, and an SDK, coupled with an emulator, is now available for developers to build and test these apps. Also available are remote APIs that leverage OnStar's secure connection to the vehicle to provide remote access, whether it is to pull information from the vehicle, provide lock/unlock or destination download.
Finally, Pudar touches on 4G LTE and the potential of its high throughput and low latency to transform the connected car.
Andrew Tolve is a regular contributor to TU.
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