Rabat - Tech companies and car importers in Morocco are teaming up to create what would be the first Moroccan-manufactured smart car.
Rabat – Tech companies and car importers in Morocco are teaming up to create what would be the first Moroccan-manufactured smart car.
The project will feature in-car software which allows devices to easily connect to an automobile. In-car operating system might include blind-spot detection, monitor fuel economy and tire pressure, parking assist abilities, entertainment, navigation, WI-FI network and Bluetooth.
According to news website Telquel, Soft Center (an offshoot of the National Telecommunications Agency), CFAO Motors Maroc (importer and distributor of Chevrolet, Opel.) and ScreenDy (mobile application platform) are collaborating to launch the project which aims to better position Morocco in the global smart car market expected to be worth $274 billion by 2017.
The smart car market is currently dominated by Apple’s CarPlay entertainment software and Google’s Android Auto designed to devices that use Google’s Android operating system.
The growth potential of the smart car market has triggered fierce competition between tech giants like Apple, Google and Samsung over what goes into vehicles, especially as more and more customers have grown accustomed to constantly being connected to the internet.