PRESS RELEASES


October 18th 2017
ETSI Adopts Car Connectivity Consortium’s MirrorLink Technical Specification

Beaverton, OR – October 18, 2017 - (Business Wire): The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and ETSI today announced the publication of the MirrorLink® Specification, as ETSI Technical Specification, the TS 103 544 series. Developed by the CCC, MirrorLink is an open standard for smartphone-car connectivity that allows smartphone apps to be projected on car In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

 

MirrorLink’s ability to safely connect smart phones to vehicle displays makes it a compelling addition to ETSI’s... read more

August 07th 2017
The Car Connectivity Consortium Publishes Car Data Ecosystem Position Paper

BEAVERTON, Ore. – August 7, 2017 – (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced a Car Data Ecosystem paper that presents a standardized method for linking data consumers with a vehicle’s data sources. The paper provides an overview of the significant benefits of monetizing a vehicle’s data along with the top use cases and challenges associated with proprietary solutions.

CCC is focused on developing... read more

May 18th 2017
Cardtek to Host In-Vehicle Payments Event at BayPay Forum

Leading Payment and Fintech Companies to Explore the Future of In-Vehicle Payment Technology

May 16, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardtek, a leading international payment technologies provider, today announced that it has assembled a special BayPay Forum event on the future of in-vehicle payments, entitled “Pay by Car”. The event – which will be held on May 23 at the Exponent Offices in Menlo Park, California,... read more

April 05th 2017
Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Elects Mahfuzur Rahman of Samsung as Its President


BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced the election of Mahfuzur Rahman, Director of Standards & Technology at Samsung Research America, as its new President. Mahfuzur will oversee the CCC, an organization driving global technologies and standards for car connectivity solutions. He will also chair and serve on the CCC Board alongside representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, and Panasonic. Mahfuzur has been an active CCC Participant and Board member since the beginning of... read more

March 10th 2017
Car Connectivity Consortium announces publication of Digital Key white paper

Beaverton, OR – March 9, 2017 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the publication of a white paper outlining the standard based solution for using smart derives as Key for cars. The white paper describes the current status of the “Digital Key” project. The abundance of smart devices in the market and the similarity of the usages of these devices as keys that many companies are investigating is the driving force for the technical standardization of the underlying technology in CCC. The white paper describes how existing standard technologies, such as Global Platform, GSMA, Bluetooth, and NFC can be used to define a standard for using smart devices as digital keys for cars.


Car Connectivity Consortium’s Digital Key... read more

September 22nd 2016
Car Connectivity Consortium announces New Verticals for Specification Development — Smartphone as Key and Car Data Marketplace

Beaverton, OR – June 27, 2016 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that two new work items have been approved by the Board of Directors and are now submitted for specification development within the organization.  The two items are Smartphone as Key and creation of a Car Data Marketplace to support technologies such as usage-based insurance.


“Car Connectivity Consortium’s unique position as an organization with representatives from all segments of the connected car ecosystem offers automakers and mobile handset vendors a forum for the industry to simplify implementation through standardization”, said Alan Ewing, president and executive director of the CCC. “Our role as this standardization forum ultimately helps the... read more

October 27th 2015
Vanilla Music and MirrorLink® Bring All the Music on your Phone to Your Dash

Beaverton, OR – October 27, 2015 — Starting now, all standard-format music and audio files on your MirrorLink®-enabled Android smartphone are controllable from your dashboard via the Vanilla Music player and RockScout, an app powered by MirrorLink®. The Car Connectivity Consortium made the announcement as more and more consumers seek responsible access to smartphone content while they drive.


RockScout is a simple download that brings MirrorLink compatibility to participating Android audio apps. Vanilla Music is an open-source music player that supports all common audio formats (MP3, OGG, FLAC, PCM) and features tag- and folder-based navigation; support for Android playlists; gapless playback for OGG and FLAC; and Replay Gain support.


“Format and platform agnosticism are really at... read more

October 15th 2015
NPR One for Android Gets MirrorLink® Compatibility

MirrorLink RockScout app delivers a wealth of Android audio to MirrorLink-enabled cars and smartphones

Beaverton, OR – October 15, 2015 — Starting November 7, NPR One users can take advantage of easy and ethical connectivity to their car dashboards via MirrorLink® RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android audio apps MirrorLink-compatible. The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more of the world’s most useful apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.


“Due to its highly customizable nature, NPR One is a great way for listeners to get public radio national and international coverage and their local station’s news, as well as their favorite podcasts, wherever they are... read more

October 05th 2015
RockScout App Brings Spotify to MirrorLink®-Enabled Cars

Beaverton, OR – October 5, 2015 — Starting today, Spotify Android users can bring the Spotify mobile app to their dashboards via MirrorLink® RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android music apps MirrorLink-compatible. The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.

“Spotify is obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,” said Lawrence Kennedy, Sr. Product Owner for Automotive at Spotify. “MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to... read more

October 05th 2015
MirrorLink ® Developer Fast Track Introduces First Graduating Class of Apps

New wave of MirrorLink-certified apps puts the connected car in Drive

Beaverton, OR – October 5, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the first graduating class of apps from the MirrorLink ® Developer Fast Track, a program that makes it as easy as possible for developers to achieve MirrorLink-certification. All seven apps represent a new era of connected driving as they allow drivers to access content with greater responsibility and ease of use.

The first graduating class of MirrorLink Fast Track apps is as follows:

September 15th 2015
‘Edgar’ Personal Valet Parking App Wins MirrorLink® Hackathon

* MEDIA ALERT *

‘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.

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May 15th 2015
As Precursor to MirrorLink Hackathon, CCC Announces MirrorLink Technical Workshop

* MEDIA ALERT *

What:
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has announced that it will hold a technical workshop to help developers optimize the next generation of mobile applications for the connected car. The event will be held as a precursor to the upcoming MirrorLink Hackathon in order to guide app developers in the ideation process before entering into the competition. During this collaborative workshop, developers will receive hands-on direction from MirrorLink technical experts that will enlighten and refine new, innovative ideas for the connected car. All app developers are welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.mirrorlinkhackathon.com.

When:
The MirrorLink Technical Workshop will be held on Monday, May 18th from... read more

May 07th 2015
Seat adds MirrorLink to new Ibiza

By Telematics News
Published: 07 May 2015
Posted in: ADAS, Apps, Europe, Infotainment, Telematics

SEAT is launching the new Ibiza with a package of innovative technologies. New engines, individual equipment options, additional safety systems and, above all, a completely new line-up of connectivity and infotainment once again make the Ibiza range one of the best and most multi-faceted offerings in its class.

Connectivity is a central factor is today’s world – and a focal point when it comes to developing SEAT models. In the new Ibiza, the Spanish brand is using the second generation of its Easy Connect infotainment systems. The new MediaSystem plus and the Navi System can also be enhanced with the MirrorLink function, which provides perfect integration of smartphones into the car infotainment system. Thanks to MirrorLink, mobile phone functions and a wide range of apps can be used safely inside the vehicle. Taking this opportunity, SEAT... read more

April 28th 2015
LG G4: The Most Ambitious Smartphone Yet

Coming Soon to Six U.S. Carriers and Retailers; LG G4 "Trial Program" Invites Consumers to See and Feel How Great a Smartphone Can Be

NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its eagerly anticipated LG G4 smartphone today and announced that U.S. customers will be able to purchase it soon on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and at Best Buy. The market has clearly responded enthusiastically for the G4, the anticipated successor to the G3, which exceeded all expectations in terms of sales and industry awards. Among the first users of the LG G4 will be 4,000 lucky customers from around the world who will receive the new smartphone before it goes on sale, as part of the company's largest-ever consumer experience campaign.

With the G4, LG focused on delivering comfortable elegance, a great visual experience and a human-centric user experience. The LG G4 camera features a rare-in-smartphones F1.8 aperture... read more

April 28th 2015
Volkswagen Lamando is MirrorLink®-Enabled

China’s smartphone OEMs and mobile app developers now see clear winner in mass-market car-connectivity protocol

Beaverton, OR – April 28, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the all-new Volkswagen Lamando is MirrorLink®-enabled. Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. The MirrorLink-enabled Lamando is on sale in China now.

“MirrorLink is a natural fit for Volkswagen’s commitment to supporting a new age of mobility,” said Soenke Detlefsen, Head of Electric/Electronic Development from Volkswagen China. “Now that mass-market... read more

March 09th 2015
All-New ŠKODA Superb is MirrorLink®-Enabled

Ingenious smartphone connectivity technology makes it easier than ever to bring apps to the dash

Geneva International Motor Show – March 9, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the all-new ŠKODA Superb is MirrorLink®-enabled. Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive.

ŠKODA and the CCC invite the press and public to see the all-new MirrorLink-enabled Superb - along with the MirrorLink-enabled Fabia and Fabia Combi - in ŠKODA’s booth at the Geneva International Motor Show, taking place now through March 15.

MirrorLink is the leading... read more

March 09th 2015
Toyota Aygo is Now MirrorLink®-Enabled

Ingenious smartphone connectivity technology makes it easier than ever to bring apps to the dash

Geneva International Motor Show – March 9, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the new Toyota Aygo is MirrorLink®-enabled. Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive.

Toyota and the CCC invite the press and public to see the new MirrorLink-enabled Aygo in Toyota’s booth at the Geneva International Motor Show, taking place now through March 15.

“As one of the first global automakers to feature MirrorLink, Toyota is very pleased to deliver the latest... read more

March 09th 2015
New MirrorLink®-Enabled Vehicles from PSA Peugeot Citroën

Ingenious smartphone connectivity technology makes it easier than ever to bring apps to the dash

Geneva International Motor Show – March 9, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced at the Geneva International Motor Show the upcoming MirrorLink® compatibility of several of its vehicles. Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. Visitors at the Peugeot and Citroën booths will experiment MirrorLink technology, in version 1.1, thanks to live demos from now through March 15.

The models planned for MirrorLink compatibility during... read more

March 09th 2015
Popular Science Partners with the Kaliki Platform To Enable MirrorLink® Compatibility in Popular Science Audio Edition App

The “Popular Science Audio Edition” app will allow drivers in select 2015 vehicles to listen to Popular Science articles directly from their dashboard via the MirrorLink® car/smartphone connectivity standard.

Bonnier Corp., the publisher of Popular Science magazine and BT Software, the creators of the Kaliki Audio Newsstand are announcing today the upcoming availability of the Popular Science Audio Edition application during the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The MirrorLink®-enabled Popular Science Audio Edition will allow drivers to listen to articles and stories from Popular Science magazine and Popsci.com directly in their vehicles.

“The Kaliki platform will allow us to remake our award-winning magazine stories into engaging audio content piped directly into your car," says Cliff Ransom, Editor in Chief of Popular Science. Ransom continues, “With the Popular Science Audio Edition, we can reach our readers in a way... read more

March 09th 2015
BT Software Partners with France Médias Monde To Launch 3 New Apps In Over 12 Languages with MirrorLink® Compatibility

March 9, 2015

Contact
Shawn Smith | Kaliki Audio Newsstand
+1.604-872-8900 ext 10.
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BT Software Partners with France Médias Monde To Launch 3 New Apps In Over 12 Languages with MirrorLink® Compatibility
Three new apps under the France Médias Monde branding — France 24, Radio France Internationale (RFI) and Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) will be accessible in 2015 vehicles via MirrorLink® car/smartphone connectivity standard

Geneva International Motor Show, Geneva, Switzerland (March 9, 2015) – BT Software and Research, Inc., the makers of Kaliki Audio Newsstand, has announced today they will launch three new MirrorLink®-enabled applications in conjunction with France Médias Monde for worldwide owners of MirrorLink-enabled vehicles. MirrorLink is the... read more

March 05th 2015
HowStuffWorks Partners with the Kaliki Platform to To Enable MirrorLink® Compatibility for Its Nationally Award-Winning Podcasts In World’s Leading Automotive Brands

March 5, 2015

Media Contact
Jason Hoch
Jason.Hoch@howstuffworks.com

HowStuffWorks Partners with the Kaliki Platform to To Enable MirrorLink® Compatibility for Its Nationally Award-Winning Podcasts In World’s Leading Automotive Brands

The “HowStuffWorks for Auto” app will be directly available from the dashboard of 2015 MirrorLink-enabled vehicles

Geneva International Motor Show, Geneva, Switzerland (March 5, 2015) – HowStuffWorks®, a leading publishing brand of objective, credible and useful information for people to learn about the world around them via nationally award-winning podcasts, today announced that its consistent top 10 podcasts on iTunes® will be available to play on new vehicles from the world’s largest automobile manufacturers including Volkswagen, Honda,... read more

March 04th 2015
MirrorLink® is Standard on New HTC One® (M9)

Ingenious car connectivity protocol in keeping with device’s stunning design

Mobile World Congress – Barcelona – March 4, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the HTC One (M9) is MirrorLink-enabled. The deployment places MirrorLink® in the hands of even more drivers, significantly enhancing the technology’s value proposition for automakers and app developers alike.

Widely hailed for its elegant aesthetics, the HTC One (M9) is a natural complement for MirrorLink’s ease of connectivity to the dashboard. Other MirrorLink-enabled HTC smartphones include the HTC One (M8), HTC One (M8) EYE, HTC Desire 620, HTC Desire EYE, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 820 Mini.

“The HTC One (M9)’s stunning series of enhancements sets forth a new standard for handsets that will truly enrich... read more

March 04th 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are MirrorLink®-Enabled

Millions more consumers to enjoy seamless access to content from the smartphone to the dashboard

Mobile World Congress – Barcelona – March 4, 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are MirrorLink®-enabled. The deployment emphasizes Samsung’s continued dedication to shaping the world of mobile technology, which includes extending the Galaxy experience into the car. With millions of mass market MirrorLink-enabled vehicles rolling off assembly lines today, MirrorLink leads the way in bringing the smartphone to the dash.

“Distribution on the world’s most popular Samsung devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge, and now the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, reaffirm that MirrorLink is real and in the hands of millions of consumers... read more

March 03rd 2015
Glympse Unveils Glympse for Autos; Announces Integration with Volkswagen and Peugeot via MirrorLink

Location Sharing Technology Now Accessible in 10 Global Automobile Brands

SEATTLE, WA — March 3, 2015 — Glympse, the pioneer in location sharing technology, has announced the latest version of the company’s flagship app: Glympse for Autos. The company also announced its industry-leading location technology will be integrated into select Volkswagen and Peugeot models via MirrorLink®, the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. With these latest automakers on board, Glympse is now accessible within 10 leading car brands, in dozens of countries across the globe.

With Glympse for Autos, users can quickly and easily share location from their vehicle by simply opening the app in a connected car, setting the recipient and timer, and hitting send. No need to update or access for the duration that the Glympse is active. The new app was designed with car safety in mind, and it includes large buttons so the driver... read more

February 26th 2015
All-New VW Touran Has MirrorLink®

Ingenious smartphone connectivity technology makes it easier than ever to bring apps to the dash

Beaverton, OR – February 26 , 2015 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smart phone - centric car connectivity solutions , today annou nced that the all - new Volkswagen Touran , which Volkswagen unveiled yesterday, is MirrorLink ® - enabled . Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartpho nes , MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car i s in Park or Drive . The Touran will be available in Europe in Q2 2015.

Volkswagen also announced that MirrorLink is now available in the Sharan. Othe r MirrorLink - enabled Volkswagen models include the Passat, Beetle and Polo.

MirrorLink is the leading ind ustry standard for car - smartphone connectivity... read more