Like many other vehicle module makers, Mojio has built a device that will add smart car features to older automobiles, but unlike its competitors, Mojio isn’t doing it alone. It’s creating a developer community.
Before today Automatic was selling its vehicle-data-gathering gadget solely on its website. Now it has the opportunity to put its quantified driving technology in front of millions of Apple customers.
Gracenote is hacking the Ford Focus to tap into vehicle performance data, which it then feeds into the car’s infotainment system. The result: a car that plays different songs depending on how you’re driving.
A vehicle data platform has finally emerged, and entrepreneurs, automakers and DIY-ers are increasingly tapping into it and using it to develop innovative applications around transportation that will make driving more efficient.