App Developers

The innovation surrounding telematics-based services can be greatly enhanced by giving vehicle information and connectivity to worldwide developers. Like the applications on your smart phone, developers will have the ability to generate increased value to car owners by permitting the development of new applications that utilize the most advanced technology.

Of course, protecting the integrity of the vehicle is of paramount importance. Improper access to certain vehicle systems can create serious public safety issues as well as jeopardize the privacy of the car owner. For these and many other reasons, the governance of telematics application development is a serious issue that requires a clear set of standards. The Task Force is working on solutions which will allow developers to gain access to vehicle connectivity while keeping the vehicle and its data safe to operate.
The innovation surrounding telematics-based services can be greatly enhanced by giving vehicle information and connectivity to worldwide developers. Like the applications on your smart phone, developers will generate all kinds of value for vehicle owners. But a malfunctioning app could have much more serious consequences in a vehicle than it does on your phone. Safety is of paramount importance and clearly the privacy of the vehicle owner’s data must be protected as well.

For these and many other reasons, the governance of telematics application development is a serious issue that requires a clear set of standards. The Task Force is working on a telematics Gateway Standard Network to define how developers can gain access to vehicle connectivity.