Connected Car Expo: LA Auto Show Update

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The App Developers Alliance stopped by the Ford Developer Program booth at the Connected Car Expo (LA Auto Show) to get a quick story on the App Pursuit finalists. Also, Ford participated in two panel discussions:

1) Driving Innovation: Where we're at and where we're headed

2) Automotive IoT: What Developers Need to Know. 

An App Pursuit winner will be chosen during the Connected Car Expo on Thursday November 20th at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The prize package includes a feature announcement with Ford on stage at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in January. 

Developers were provided with information on working with SmartDeviceLink, the open-source version of SYNC AppLink, which Ford made available to the open-source community early last year to enable all automakers to benefit from Ford’s vehicle-smartphone linking technology.  After a grueling hackathon and working sessions at the CTIA Super Mobility Week in September, top ten finalists were selected: 
 

  1.   Lochbridge           
  2.   FuelSignal             
  3.   IBM                       
  4.   Microsoft             
  5.   Live Drive
  6.   Joyride                  
  7.   Concur Trace       
  8.   Invincibles
  9.   3sAcrowd             
  10.   Notify 

Who will be the winner? Stay tuned for details.