CES Paves the Way for Automaker and Telematics Partnerships with Ford and GM Taking the Lead

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Telematics Update: At last week’s CES Ford and GM announced that they will be opening up their platforms to outside developers, firmly positioning the car as a piece of consumer electronics and not just transportation.

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Year on year we see more partnerships between telematics providers and automakers.

Telematics Update: It's already been six years since Ford introduced Sync at CES, giving the world notice that the car was becoming a piece of consumer electronics as well as transportation. This year, as the excitement at CES was more about apps and software than the machines themselves, it's fitting that the biggest buzz in the autosphere were the announcements by Ford and GM that they would open their platforms to outside developers. This goes to show that automakers are making a concerted effort to satiate the consumer appetite for apps, as well as opening up huge business opportunities for app developers and telematics solution providers.

Precksha Saksena-Sood, Managing Director of Telematics Update (leading business intelligence and networking platform for the automotive telematics space) can attest to automakers’ increased interest in the telematics, content and app developer domain. “Year on year we see more partnerships between telematics providers and automakers. The announcements made by Ford and GM at CES this year will no doubt act as a catalyst for more collaboration between these two communities. Now is the time for app developers, telematics solution providers and content providers to really showcase their offerings to OEMs. They key will be to understand the needs of the automakers and their customers.”

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