W3C and Automotive Industry Start New Web Standards Work for Connected Cars

In recognition of increased consumer demand for data and services in Connected Cars, W3C announced today a new automotive industry collaboration to bring drivers and passengers a rich Web experience. The effort, a new Automotive Working Group, will focus initially on giving application vendors standard and more secure access to vehicle data. “Connectivity is transforming the car industry,” said Matt Jones, Head of Future Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover. “We believe the Web is the auto industry’s best path forward to keep up with rapidly changing consumer expectations and evolving technology, as well as addressing challenges such as over-the-air updates and advanced diagnostics.” Read more support from industry in the full press release.