LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive software tools provider OpenCar released version 2.0 of their popular automotive Software Development Kit (SDK) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The latest OpenCar SDK now enables automakers, tier 1s and independent developers to build infotainment applications using Microsoft Windows workstations. Version 2.0 of the OpenCar SDK is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users today on OpenCar's collaboration and management portal, InsideTrack (http://insidetrack.opencar.com).
The OpenCar SDK is a powerful development environment used to build telematics and entertainment applications and features for connected automotive infotainment systems. The SDK provides automotive APIs, desktop simulators and testing tools to create highly portable applications that easily integrate with each automaker's unique graphical, touch and voice interaction requirements. OpenCar also abstracts each vehicle's unique sensor network, greatly simplifying the integration of vehicle and driver data with various cloud services.
"The InsideTrack portal already has over 1000 registered users from hundreds of companies including leading automakers, tier 1s and content providers," said OpenCar CEO, Jeff Payne. "Our goal is to ensure InsideTrack remains the leading collaboration and Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) management system for the connected car development community. By adding Windows to our existing Mac and Linux SDKs and cross-platform virtual environments, we expect to see substantially greater adoption in coming months."
The OpenCar platform includes an application framework, application development tools and the InsideTrack collaboration portal. These products combine to streamline the design, coding, QA, certification, distribution, and maintenance of software from concept to end-of-life. With this week's release of the OpenCar SDK version 2.0, the OpenCar Simulator now supports downloadable plugins, allowing automakers and integrators to build and securely share their drive files, simulated bezels, screens and haptic devices, and sample code with developers. These freely available tools enable over-the-air distribution and maintenance of dynamic automotive infotainment applications, satisfying a critical expectation for buyers of connected cars.
Press and analysts interested in viewing a live demo of the OpenCar Windows SDK, OpenCar Connect application framework and OpenCar InsideTrack portal at CES should contact Beth Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Seattle, OpenCar has built the industry's first updateable application platform and developer ecosystem to serve an automaker's need for tightly integrated, car-centric applications and features. With deep experience in core platform architecture and connected services, OpenCar is partnering with automakers, suppliers and application developers to define new standards and tools to transform automotive App development and the in-car experience for drivers. The OpenCar Connect framework supports a broad range of App categories including telematics, device control, health, safety, convenience, digital clusters and next-generation infotainment. InsideTrack enables collaboration amongst automakers, tier one suppliers and integrators, and developers from project proposal to post-SOP management. OpenCar is an active member of the GENIVI Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). For more information about OpenCar, visit http://www.opencar.com.
Software developers interested in downloading the freely available OpenCar Software Development Kit, including the new Windows version, should visit https://insidetrack.opencar.com.