Boom Expected in Global Apps Integration Software Units

Boom Expected in Global Apps Integration Software Units 300x225 Boom Expected in Global Apps Integration Software UnitsThe global auto industry will see more than 370 million Smartphone apps integration software units in-use by 2020, according to a new report and forecast from IHS Automotive.

Data provided to MMW shows that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are expected to continue today’s trend of integrating smartphone apps that are controlled via a vehicle’s HMI or as part of an infotainment system controlled by the vehicle’s HMI through the remainder of the decade.

“The recent introductions of Google Projected Mode and Apple CarPlay have changed the industry landscape dramatically and both companies are expected to become clear leaders in Smartphone apps integration,” the report summary reads.

Among the projections contained in the report are:

  • Cars with Google Projected Mode software are expected to top 100 million units by 2020, up from just 86,000 units in 2014.
  • Cars with Apple CarPlay, with 105,000 units in 2014, will exceed 94 million units in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 210 percent.
  • These volumes will contribute significantly to the nearly 370 million Smartphone apps integration units expected in the automotive industry by 2020, from just 6.9 million units in 2014.

“Apps for autos are growing rapidly and will have a profound impact on auto infotainment and connectivity in the next decade,” said Egil Juliussen, the report’s co-author and research director at IHS Automotive. “Auto apps will influence the competitive landscape among auto manufacturers and will even change the brand market share between them. OEMs will have to keep up to remain competitive.”



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