Bosch launches app for smart car

German multinational engineering firm Bosch’s mySPIN app connects smartphone with the car, regardless of whether the device uses iOS or Android.

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Bosch has launched a new Apps on its integration solution mySPIN in partnership with app providers – MapMyIndia, , NDTV, Zomato – to offer a connected experience in the car. Now, user will be able to access mySPIN Apps and services directly from the car’s touchscreen, said company.

’s mySPIN app connects smartphone with the car, regardless of whether the device uses iOS or Android. In future, it will be able to provide location based personalised recommendations and services, said .

The number of apps enhanced to include mySPIN functions globally has been rising steadily since 2013. Special focus is on navigation and applications such as news, music, shopping and safety. “mySPIN helps vehicle user to check emails, meetings and daily news in car without compromising on-road safety, said company.

With mySPIN, carmakers retain at all times full control over the selection of the apps that their customers can use and what happens with the resultant data made available. “This is also an advantage for drivers because they have a trusted partner in their car-maker,” said Torsten Mlasko, managing director of Bosch SoftTec GmbH.

“In the future, automobile manufacturers could use the mySPIN interface to make vehicle data available to apps. Data such as tire pressure or fuel level can be used as input for the apps. A gas station offering low prices, for instance, will be suggested only if the fuel gauge has reached the reserve level,” said Bosch.

All of the apps approved for mySPIN have been specifically developed for use while driving so that there is as little distraction as possible. With more than 18,000 associates, Robert Bosch in India is responsible for high-end technology innovation and delivering world-class solutions.

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