Airbiquity integrates vehicle infotainment applications

Airbiquity now supports SmartDeviceLink (SDL), a content integration approach to simplify connecting cars to infotainment applications, the company said.

With the introduction of automotive infotainment five years ago, content integration involved developing unique user interfaces for every content provider application, enabling customized app features and differentiated user experiences relative to competitors. Automotive infotainment has since evolved and automakers have become interested in more standardized integration approaches that could maximize application availability while shortening development time.

SDL uses pre-defined templates that are shared between applications, and has recently become a candidate for standardized content integration. While SDL does minimize design complexity for automakers, it presents several trade-offs: reduced cloud-based application management capabilities, minimized application policy management to mitigate driver distractions, and inability to support on-demand over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

Airbiquity has mitigated SDL application trade-offs by leveraging its mobile integration technology, content integration expertise, and Choreo platform back-end-management features. It can now provide automakers with SDL-enabled access to a portfolio of more than 40 high-quality applications with enhanced features and functionality, robust back-end application management and policy controls, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

Airbiquity´s Choreoâ„¢ service delivery platform provides flexible and scalable connected car service delivery from the cloud. Choreo integrates the diverse spectrum of vehicle systems, connectivity devices, communication networks, back office IT systems, and content and service providers required for traditional and emerging connected car services.