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New technology and transportation applications have transformed the way commuters, delivery services, fleet operators, and travelers get places. Driving these applications are Transportation APIs, and developers can find hundreds of them in the ProgrammableWeb directory. Here are some highlights.
The insurance industry, one traditionally very apprehensive of technological innovation is now seeing the need for an enhanced digital experience for its business technology consumers. APIs are seen as a technology that can help the industry in a number of ways that are explained in this article.
The Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux project is an open source project aiming to build an industry standard for infotainment and telematics. The project has released its latest version, Unified Code Base 7.0. The new release moves the project closer to speech-enabling all vehicle apps.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sentiment, Analytics, and Auto. Featured APIs include the Twinword Emotion Analysis API for analyzing sentiment in text, and the Google Cloud Inference API, currently in Alpha release. Here's a look at what is new.
Amazon today announced the open source release of its Alexa Auto SDK, which lets automakers integrate its Alexa service into their vehicles. Voice-based services like Amazon Alexa are a perfect fit for automobiles, as consumers are in many cases required by law to use hands-free devices.
Open source mapping firm Mapbox has announced new Vision SDK designed to help developers build AR navigation experiences, such as iOS and Android-based heads-up displays, by "bridging the phone, the camera, and the automobile." The Mapbox Vision SDK takes advantage of ARM's Project Trillium AI tech.
PartsTech, an automotive ecommerce technology company, has announced the launch of a new Parts Ordering API. By integrating the API into their shop management systems, auto shops will be able to more easily find auto parts, check prices, find local inventory, and make purchases.
In the 1970s, Autodata was a publisher of technical automotive manuals that helped vehicle owners fix their own cars. Today, Autodata has become a data and software company that offers a platform that powers an emerging generation of API-based solutions for tomorrow’s automotive market.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Email, Bitcoin, and Monetization. Highlights include APIs in our Auto and Transportation categories, including Uber Riders three APIs from Mercedes-Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an experimental Connected Vehicles API for developers, the first for the Daimler-owned automaker. Through the API, developers can have access to telematics data, such as a vehicle's location, tire pressure and fuel levels, as well as a variety of vehicle data.
Edmunds is ending open access to its suite of APIs. The company recently announced that open API keys will soon be disabled (February 15, 2018). Moving forward, the company will work with a select group of strategic partners to fulfill its new API strategy. The company will not offer paid access.
Twelve more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Machine Learning, Agriculture, Bots, and Payments. Highlights today include an API that aggregates Electronic Health Record data and an API that helps cities analyze traffic patterns. Here's a look at what's new.
Price Digests, an asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, recently announced the Price Digests Vehicle API. The company aims to provide a point of differentiation to its customers by moving toward a big data approach to asset valuation.
Tesla's backbone API suffered a 20 hour outage earlier this week that left the company's keyless driving feature and mobile app monitoring unavailable. While the outage represented more of an inconvenience than a devastation, the vulnerability highlighted the dangers of an API-driven auto market.
Opening up their platforms to let developers build an ecosystem on top of it has been a key to success for top tech firms from Apple to Facebook. But they’re not alone. TomTom Telematics opened up its Webfleet platform to devs a few years ago and now has over 45,000 devs using its APIs.
GM has released a new SDK used to develop apps for its Next Generation Infotainment system. The NGI SDK provides app developers a virtual app building experience, accessible anywhere, that exposes 400 vehicle data points to the developer. Once built, developers can submit apps with a single click.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Audio, Publishing, Payments, and Chat. Featured today is the Autodata Motorcycle API, which provides model ID, manufacturer, diagnostic codes and technical data for motorcycles. Here's a look at what's new.
TomTom has added another API to its mapping and navigation solutions portfolio: Traffic Stats API. Traffic Stats collects data from over 450 million connected devices in order to provide historical traffic data. The data collected includes speed, route, travel time, segment, and more.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Auto, Banking, and Payments. One highlight today is the Workshare API, which allows integration of a collaborative platform for sharing, editing, and reviewing documents. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Tesla is considered the geekster’s car of cars, with the vision of creating an all-electric powered vehicle without compromising on performance. Of course, developers are eager to create some funky apps that will make the expensive Tesla vehicles even more connected via APIs.