A fifth of all consumer vehicles in North America and Western Europe - around 90 million cars - are expected to have app-capable multimedia systems by 2017, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
This growth is expected to be driven by increased smartphone penetration and improvements to in-car entertainment units.
UK business Masabi, which has pioneered the introduction of mobile tickets for public transport, has secured $2.8 million (£1.8 million) in funding from investment firms Fontinalis Partners, MMC Ventures and m8 Capital.
The money will be used to accelerate the roll-out of mobile tickets in the USA following the company’s successful implementation of m-tickets for rail and ferry services in Boston.
Podcast - 20th March 2013
In today's podcast we're talking about Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone, BlackBerry's record-breaking purchase order and Intuit's mobile payment service.
There's also a discussion about the changes at ST-Ericsson, a new CEO coming to ARM, Vodafone's sponsorship plans, management moves at Android and the 2013 Mobile News Awards.