Autotech Developer Challenge

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The Autotech Developer Challenge will be a fun, interactive way to support the development community and find great new apps by leveraging the technical skills and ingenuity of 3rd party developers. The Challenge format creates a competition full of excitement and nail-biting action; and an opportunity to engage with potential partners and customers.

This Challenge will bring in developers on the leading edge of automotive and connected car applications to work with OEM and Tier 1 engineers and demo their expertise. This will be a select group of pre-screened developers working professionally in the field creating high-quality apps and services.

Autotech Council members will kick-off the Challenge with a member meeting about the developer tools that are currently available and the industry's unmet needs; the "make" then takes place all day Friday and Saturday (October 10/11) and finishes with judging, awards, and prizes.

We'll start the meeting by getting your input on the type of apps you would like to see developers create in these areas:

  • Apps that utilize Projection (displaying app content and interactivity on in-car screens)
  • Diagnostic apps and services, which can utilize data from the standard OBDii port or another source
  • Enterprise/fleet apps that add value to the B2B market
  • Home-car connectivity apps and services that link electronics in the car with a user’s home, or other outside services (such as personal calendars, email, entertainment, etc.)
  • Internet of Things-based apps and services

While many of the developers have existing apps or services, they will also want to hear directly from you about the most important areas for your company to guide their work.

This meeting is for members only, free to attend, and closed to the public and media. Select media may be invited to the judging segment on Saturday October 11.

Interested in Attending?
This meeting is free for Autotech members and guests. Membership in the Autotech Council is by invitation only - any company involved in the auto industry's innovation cycle is welcome to apply for Autotech Council membership.


Interested in Sponsoring?
Want your company or product to contribute technology or tools to this Challenge's development sandbox? We still have slots for technical and supporting sponsors, drop us an email to learn more:

Interested in Coding?
Developers with experience or good ideas for the in-car experience are encouraged to apply online.


  • When

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Where

  • Prospect Silicon Valley
    1608 Las Plumas Ave
    San Jose, California

About the Autotech Council

Visionary companies in the auto industry use the Autotech Council to discover innovation, build partnerships, exchange insight, and grow their professional networks. The result is earlier discovery of new innovation, better understanding of technology's potential impact and timing, access to more entrepreneurs and investors, and in the big picture - getting better cars to market faster.

Autotech Council members meet monthly to hear from start ups and educate themselves on new technologies and market trends. For more details, visit

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