(Hypebot) – The ability to stream music in the car is crucial to the format becoming mainstream. But with dozens of global auto manufacturers, each with their own standards, that's been a difficult technical challenge. Mirrorlink developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium hopes to solve that problem.
Spotify Android users can now bring the Spotify mobile app to their dashboards via MirrorLink RockScout, a download that makes participating Android music apps MirrorLink-compatible.
MirrorLink is a set of standards and open source technical solutions designed to that enable mobile devices to auto connectivity. They are being created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC).
“Spotify is obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,” said Lawrence Kennedy, Sr. Product Owner for Automotive at Spotify. “MirrorLink provides a simple way to bring Spotify into the car and on the dashboard so listeners can access their favorite music in a manner suitable for the driving environment.”
The CCC's 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors.