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Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Elects Mahfuzur Rahman of Samsung as Its President

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The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced the election of Mahfuzur Rahman, Director of Standards & Technology at Samsung Research America, as its new President. Mahfuzur will oversee the CCC, an organization driving global technologies and standards for car connectivity solutions. He will also chair and serve on the CCC Board alongside representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, and Panasonic. Mahfuzur has been an active CCC Participant and Board member since the beginning of 2016.

Mahfuzur brings two decades of Consumer Electronics industry experience in connected device services & strategies to this new position. Mahfuzur, in his role as Director of Standards & Technology Enabling at Samsung, is leading R&D and industry consortia activities. Prior to Samsung, Mahfuzur was a Scientist at Panasonic Research in Princeton, New Jersey. Mahfuzur has a vast experience in industry consortia governance due to his involvement on boards of directors or in executive roles in a number of industry consortia including the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the UPnP Forum, the NFC Forum, and the IMS Global Learning Consortium. He has published over 20 articles at various international conferences, journals, and books and has filed and/or granted over 40 patents.

“The CCC, over the years, has become an organization that facilitates the stakeholders of phone-car connectivity ecosystem to develop state-of-the-art connected car features. I am thrilled and excited to lead CCC in this exciting time and be part of the endeavor to drive CCC into new areas,” said Mahfuzur.

The Car Connectivity Consortium is currently expanding its portfolio of technologies beyond MirrorLink including two very exciting projects: “Digital Key,” where smartphones are used to gain access to the car, and “Car Data,” which builds an ecosystem for features such as usage-based insurance. These projects are currently in the development phase since approval by the CCC board in June 2016. For further information about CCC projects please use the link http://carconnectivity.org/contact.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s more than 80 members represent more than 70 percent of the world’s auto market, more than 60 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Source: Car Connectivity Consortium

Car Connectivity Consortium announces MirrorLink initiative at MWC

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The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) used the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to announce the MirrorLink Developer Fast Track, a new programme that makes it as easy as possible for developers to achieve MirrorLink-certification for their apps.

The CCC also announced that Glympse, Coyote and Parkopedia are the first developers to have been admitted to the programme. Ultimately the MirrorLink Developer Fast Track will bring more MirrorLink-enabled apps to the world faster – and will enrich value for the MirrorLink-enabled cars and smartphones on the market today.

The MirrorLink Developer Fast Track offers developer partners the following benefits:

  • Direct, enhanced access to technical support – to make adapting an app to MirrorLink as easy as possible.
  • Inclusion in CCC marketing and communications programs, including press, Web, social media and conferences
  • Promotion of the app among CCC members, including newsletters, member workshops, etc.
  • Potential reduction in test-lab costs

MirrorLink is an industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity and is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars. It’s also the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity. Ultimately MirrorLink gives consumers freedom of choice and peace of mind when it comes to using their favorite devices in their favorite cars.

Peugeot Citroen

At the CCC MirrorLink DevCon event during the MWC, the CCC announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën will present two new MirrorLink-enabled vehicles, the C1 and 108, at the Geneva International Motor Show. PSA Peugeot Citroën is among the world’s first automakers to deliver factory-installed, MirrorLink-enabled infotainment systems to the mass market.

Source: Connected Car Consortium