Autotech Developer Challenge

We are relying on our sponsors to support this Challenge with APIs and tools for the sandbox, with engineers and technical support for the developers, with food and a constant supply of energy drinks and of course prizes for the winners. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email:


Carvoyant is a middleware platform providing development tools enabling connected car applications for all makes and models of vehicles in the US built since 1996. Their API integrates with off the shelf hardware and then they manage the back end connections so Developers have a consistent platform, on which to build and run connected car applications. For the Challenge, Carvoyant will be supplying its API and accompanying devices to pull live OBDii data from cars. Carvoyant will provide a sandbox for developers to simulate vehicle data against which to build and test applications. The sandbox is available to anyone who registers for a sandbox account.

Faurecia has developed what might be the ultimate wearable device – the world’s first fully connected automotive seat. We call it BioFit™, and in addition to connectivity, a complete array of advanced biosensors are included. We’re launching this seat with one of our global automaker partners soon, and we’re interested in new creative use cases – either within the seat, vehicle cabin, or beyond, that can take advantage of our technology. To make this possible, we’re releasing the BioFit™ SDK – which provides access to seat data streams, such as real time occupant heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and stress levels. In addition, our API allows apps to directly control certain features of the seat system, such as climate control, posture adjustment, and massage functions – delivering enhanced comfort precisely when needed.The team who develops the most compelling app with our BioFit™ SDK will be awarded a pilot development contract and incubation support at our Faurecia xWorks automotive accelerator. The winner will be judged based on utilization of BioFit data streams, solution creativity, and perceived usefulness.

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Triggerfinger Software development program provides alternative devices operational command and control of In Vehicle Information systems. Existing platform replicates touch screen or keyboard and mouse assembly for operating Tablets, Smart Phones or PCs. Development platform utilizes Triggerfinger Software’s patented technologies to allow a device with a few buttons and/or D-pads to be used just like a touch screen or complete keyboard assembly without changing the applications running on your computer.

GROM Audio develops and builds high-quality in-caraudio integration systems. As one of the industry's leading manufacturers, GROM takes pride in delivering superior products to satisfy customers. Providing users with a variety of car integration kits which support mobile devices such as Android® smartphones, tablets, iPhone®/iPod®, MP3 players and USB mass storage devices—GROM Audio helps drivers enjoy their own music library regardless of the limitation of their factory car stereo.

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