BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the 2012 MirrorLink Summit and Technical Workshop, which will take place November 7-8 at the Westin Tokyo. The event will focus on finalizing the MirrorLink API and certification program – and is open to all members of the connected-car ecosystem.
“The CCC and its member companies are very excited to kick off the next phase of MirrorLink’s exponential growth with our 2012 Summit and Technical Workshop,” said Mika Rytkonen, president and chairman of the CCC. “Since our inception, one of the CCC’s primary goals has been the creation of developer guidelines to stimulate the production and certification of MirrorLink-enabled smartphone apps. The Summit and Technical Workshop will fuse the CCC’s vision of connected driving with the technologies and processes that will bring that vision to light.”
The CCC is a global collaboration to develop smartphone-based connected-car solutions. To that end, CCC members have created MirrorLink, a technology standard for controlling a nearby smartphone from the steering wheel or via dashboard buttons and screens. CCC members include more than 80 percent of the world’s automakers, more than 70 percent of global smartphone manufacturers and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors.
“Highly anticipated among current and prospective CCC members, the MirrorLink Summit and Technical Workshop serve as a forum for app developers, automakers, mobile operators, smartphone vendors and CE manufacturers to contribute to MirrorLink’s development during what is arguably the most exciting time in the standard’s history,” said Alan Ewing, executive director of the CCC. “As MirrorLink swings into favor for global connected-car platforms, the November event is a chance for attendees to make a lasting mark on the future of connected driving.”
To register for the Summit and Technical Workshop, click here.
About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink™ global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. Members are among the world’s leading automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics industry companies. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.