The Automatic Android SDK allows developers to build Android apps for Automatic. This SDK can be used by both the Automatic REST and Automatic Realtime Events API, to create a login for apps through the Automatic login.
Stitcher; the mobile leader in news, entertainment, sports, and talk radio; recently released Stitcher Connect. Stitcher Connect is "talk radio's first API developed for the car." The API delivers all of the features of Stitcher's mobile app (Stitcher Smart Radio) directly to the vehicle. According to Stitcher CEO, Noah Shanok, "Over a third of our listeners are currently using Stitcher in the car [via the mobile app]." The next logical step was to integrate directly with the automobile, so "listeners can seamlessly access and discover the best of over 10,000 shows on Stitcher in the car."
In 2011, we learned that even our cars and trucks were going "social" when Salesforce.com announced its partnership with Toyota. However, the social capabilities of the partnership were limited in scope (car diagnostics, tune up reminders, etc.). What if your car could prevent you from driving a certain route because it knew what areas were traffic-heavy? That car sounds "social" in a fuller sense; it might be possible with the new Beat the Traffic API.
Developers working on mashups may want to take note of a recent announcement by Ford that it intends to make SYNC, it's on-board vehicle system, accessible to developers next year. The general implication is that millions of vehicles could become platforms for all kinds of mashups and apps that integrate with various parts of the SYNC system, including its stereo and navigation modules.