Apple’s sweeping update to its CarPlay® system, revealed at the company’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, has presented car manufacturers with a crucial choice about the digital experiences they offer their customers: accelerate their efforts to curate something unique, or cede control of their customers to Silicon Valley, says connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive.
The automotive industry’s new-found interest in software as a product differentiator is at risk of being compromised by a lack of quality computer science graduates, warns connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive.
Connectivity is a key consideration for many vehicle users. Just Auto speaks to Tom Blackie, CEO at VNC Automotive, for an expert insight into how the latest device integration technology is notably benefiting blue light vehicle users, and an idea of how a car’s display screen and its functionality may evolve in the future.
The automotive industry’s rush to replace conventional controls with touchscreen interfaces is at risk of alienating customers, compromising safety, and drawing the ire of regulatory bodies, says pioneering software company VNC Automotive.
Now, more than ever, Britain is a nation of internet shoppers. Even before the pandemic struck, the percentage of retail sales that originated online was on an inexorable upward trajectory. As the first national lockdown took hold, internet sales jumped[i] from 19.1% to 32.8%, peaking last January at 37.7% with the third lockdown.
As car makers look for new ways to differentiate their products, they must think carefully before allowing tech giants Apple and Google to dominate their customers’ experiences, says vehicle connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive.