Car Easy Apps : the PSA approach for the connected car
The application programming interface (API) enables independent developers to design apps compatible with all mobile handset operating systems (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone). It also includes a simulator for testing the compatibility of the apps with vehicles and reproducing on-road driving conditions.
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The aim of the new tools is to stimulate the development of new apps with a view to bringing drivers the broadest choice possible. PSA Peugeot Citroën will ensure that each new service respects a comprehensive set of rules on security and confidentiality. Potential for apps in a range of fields Car Easy Apps, software platform for creating a secure ecosystem of applications that can be connected to the user's vehicle.
By using vehicle data such as fuel consumption, brake pedal pressure and the position of the headlights, all kinds of smartphone apps can be envisioned. If a driver is running out of fuel, an app could automatically guide them to the nearest service station. An app designed to guide motorists to a parking space could automatically activate the indicator in the last phase of parking. In terms of professionals, a car hire company could develop an app enabling customers to unlock a rental car themselves.
These are just three examples of the huge number of apps that could be developed. Supplementing the connected services available on in-car systems, these mobile apps will bring motorists continuity of use inside and outside their vehicles.