A few years ago many automotive companies started a race to create - in accordance with the rule ‘keep it simple’ - the most intuitive, smart and friendly solutions connecting the car to a network. The most popular direction of the connected car development focused on various kinds of navigation systems. OEMs endeavored to create a more improved offer of smart car equipment with personalization-based features. From this time vehicles started to think as we do and know what we liked.
Some time ago we had the pleasure at intive to develop a fully integrated mobile app called My Guide for the Volkswagen company. It is a worldwide navigation system with context-aware software offering smart and valuable functionalities – the application proposes travel destinations in a neighborhood where you actually are, and offers valuable advice to make your day a one of its kind. It shows the most interesting places worth visiting with the family during a holiday, finds the best restaurant in the vicinity for a lunchbreak, or places where it is worth meeting up with friends on a Friday evening. The app takes into consideration a wide context, including the current weather and the time and day of a week.
Furthermore, it is based on users’ opinions and offers the entire essential information that you currently need about your destination or distance. The My Guide Android app makes use of MirrorLink technology, helping to explore your smartphone content responsibly and comfortably, and projecting it on a dashboard display while you are driving.