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The Nokia Connected Car App

by 900lbs of Creative

The Nokia Connected Car App

If you’re heading out to SXSW Interactive, March 10-19, 2017, you can catch our newest interactive experience.

900lbs of Creative was approached by Nokia to develop an all-in-one application for business travelers who use Hertz rental car services. The goal of the project was to provide any information the user may need in one easy-to-use app. What we created is a first-of-its-kind Internet of Things based app that connects to various devices and APIs to bring full functionality to the experience.

Our multiple APIs gathered information for parking, fueling, nearby events and food. This API integration makes it easier for the user to find important information faster and it eliminates the need to visit several different external sites. We also worked with Continental to bring bluetooth car controls to the app, giving the user the ability to lock and unlock the car, pop the trunk, honk the horn, and adjust the seat when signing into the app. The 900lbs team also developed the user interface and user experience of the interactive app, making us instrumental in the final look and feel of the overall IoT app experience.

This Internet of Things app is a proof-of-concept for Nokia and Hertz, with future hopes to build it into a full functioning app that is available to the public. The Hertz Connected Car app had a successful showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain where it received lots of interest from conference goers. You can catch the Hertz Connected Car app at SXSW Interactive 2017! Stay tuned to our social media for more details on when and where this app will be.