Two months back, 16th of March, Nokia along with the other founding members announced the launch of Car Connectivity Consortium. This cross industry initiative aims to drive global innovation and standardization of in-vehicle connectivity, including the "Terminal Mode" standard. With the Terminal Mode standard, the connection of smartphones to vehicle-based systems opens up a host of new opportunities for business and a world of innovative applications for consumers. Mobile devices could be tightly connected with in-car systems such as digital displays, steering wheel buttons, rotary knobs and car audio systems. Consumers could use a mobile device via the car controls, as if the device and its apps were integrated into the car itself.
The in-car connectivity brings also totally new challenges for application development; applications must be safe to use in a car by the driver. Application UI and content must be context aware, applications must acknowledge the priorities of the driver and cause minimal distraction. Distractive UI events and content like video could be prohibited depending on the local regulations.
We would like to hear your thoughts about Car Connectivity Consortium, Terminal Mode specification, and most importantly about the application development for in-car use. The feedback will be used to further develop the Terminal Mode specification, related business models, development tools and documentation. In case you have any questions about this survey, Terminal Mode standard or Car Connectivity Consortium, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill in the survey by 29 May. It should only take 5 -10 minutes of your time.
Senior Product Manager