Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- German sportscar giant, Porsche, has announced its upcoming collaboration with Berlin-based connected car startup High Mobility. The partnership facilitates the launch of Porsche’s Next OI Competition - a global challenge for developers to build applications and services for Porsche sports cars in a unique developer workspace.
As technology leader in the automobile industry, Porsche has joined forces with High Mobility to continue its work at the forefront of the connected space. The Next OI Competition is just the start for Porsche: going forward the carmaker plans to nurture a permanent workspace for developers, startups and third parties. In this Open Innovation space, applications and services can be tested using High Mobility’s developer center and car emulator, with developers enjoying round-the-clock access to an extensive range of APIs, SDKs, tools and resources.
Patrick Kück, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Porsche, says: “Our goal is to enable developers to build unique apps and services for Porsche cars, by doing so defining the future of sports cars.”
The alliance of a traditional sports car manufacturer and a developer platform for connected cars comes in the wake of the global adoption of connected devices in homes and workplaces alike. Looking to the automotive industry, the automobile is still awaiting its “iPhone moment,” but that moment is getting closer and closer everyday. By working intimately with software developers, Porsche is future-proofing its cars in what is an increasingly connected space.
Risto Vahtra, CEO of High Mobility says: “The Porsche Next OI Competition is a chance for developers and third parties to engage with Porsche and showcase their app development skills and solutions for connected cars using a unique car emulator and set of Porsche-specific APIs. We’re excited to see the results of this collaboration.”
Developers, startups and third parties interested in taking part in Porsche’s Next OI Competition can register for more information now at http://www.porsche-next-oi-competition.com. The official launch is February 26th 2018.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of exclusive sports cars. In 2016, the company delivered around 237,000 new vehicles to its customers around the world, generating sales of EUR 22.3 billion. The company’s operating income sat at EUR 3.9 billion, making Porsche one of the world’s most profitable automotive manufacturers.
High Mobility is an innovative, award-winning platform designed to bring Internet of Things (IoT) services to the automobile industry through the use of a simple, universal API. With a presence in Berlin, Turin, and Tallinn, the High Mobility team is dedicated to digitally transforming the car industry for car users and carmakers alike.