Len Klie

INRIX OpenCar Expands Voice Options

INRIX has added 20 popular worldwide content providers to its OpenCar platform, with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service providing the interface.

Newly formed agreements with Amazon Alexa, Audiobooks.com, Bookatable, Dash Radio, Dar.fm, Glympse, INRIX Traffic, Napster, Nest, NPR, ParkMe, Parkmobile, PayByPhone, Philips Hue, Rivet Radio, Slacker Radio, Stitcher, Wcities and Yelp will allow INRIX to deliver auto-grade versions of these applications on the OpenCar platform.

Through a deal between INRIX and Amazon, Alexa will be the voice interface to a host of OpenCar services, including Amazon Music, Audible audiobooks, and INRIX Driver Services, such as traffic, parking, incidents, and weather conditions.

OpenCar is an open, white-label digital dashboard platform. Automakers can scale and customize the solution with brand-, model- and region-specific interfaces.  The INRIX OpenCar ecosystem currently includes more than 2,250 registered developers representing hundreds of companies, offering a wide range of services including streaming entertainment, real-time information, city guides, dynamic parking and mapping services, reservations and more.

“INRIX is transforming the connected car by bringing in more content and enabling drivers to do more with it, while creating a user interface optimized for driving,” said Joe Berry, vice president of OpenCar at INRIX, in a statement. “The rapid expansion of the OpenCar application ecosystem to include a variety of popular, easy-to-use apps is a huge win for automakers, our content partners, and drivers everywhere.”