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‘Edgar’ Personal Valet Parking App Wins MirrorLink® Hackathon

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‘Edgar’ Personal Valet Parking App Wins MirrorLink® Hackathon

What: The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) announced that ‘Edgar’ has won the 2015 MirrorLink Hackathon. Edgar solves parking woes by connecting drivers with individuals willing to park their car for a small fee.

Edgar was one of four finalists selected in June from round one of the MirrorLink Hackathon, a three-day competition in Paris between 21 teams of more than 90 developers. All four finalists received a 2,500-Euro prize, comped fees for MirrorLink certification and advancement to the final, two-month incubation round with BeMyApp. As the final winner, Edgar will receive 10,000 Euros and support from the CCC to officially launch the app.

Other finalists included:

  • Adventure: Interactive storytelling 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
  • RidZinGa: A fun, quiz-based app that uses voice recognition without compromising driver security

When: The CCC announced winners at a private ceremony on September 4, 2015

Where: Pavillon de l'Arsenal

21 Boulevard Morland

75004 Paris

Who: The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s more than 100 members represent more than 80 percent of the world’s auto market, more than 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

Contact: Ty Sheppard

Finn Partners for the CCC

ty@finnpartners.com

(415) 249-6775

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