The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions. The organization is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink®, an open standard for car-smartphone connectivity. CCC members include a majority of the world’s auto and smartphone manufacturers, along with a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors.
MirrorLink is an innovation platform that comprehensively manages underlying communications between the device and the car, freeing app developers to create an entirely new class of driver-aware apps. The standard is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars and allows all players in the ecosystem to have an equal stake in the booming connected-car marketplace.
Alliance for innovation
Distributing MirrorLink compliant devices & apps
Consumers now rely on smartphone apps for almost every aspect of their daily lives. But apps are typically not designed for use while driving. The alternative platform for running applications in cars is the in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) or head unit. However, this market is highly fragmented: each manufacturer offers its own proprietary, closed solution, typically with only a handful of pre-installed apps.
MirrorLink® is designed to provide the solution to these challenges. It is an open interoperability standard that enables apps on any compliant smartphone to work with any compliant IVI, regardless of operating system or hardware manufacturer. MirrorLink also ensures that apps used while driving conform to industry guidelines for minimizing driver distraction.
The next frontier for Apps, the Connected Car
Developers are already taking advantage of MirrorLink’s technology and market adoption to bring innovative driver-aware applications to consumers. Developers can publish once to reach the dashboards of multiple automakers, representing the broadest possible market.