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GM releases NGI SDK for developing infotainment in-vehicle apps
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GM releases NGI SDK for developing infotainment in-vehicle apps

Richard Harris Richard Harris in SDK Thursday, February 2, 2017

General Motors just launched a next generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK) allowing software developers around the world to develop and test in-vehicle applications for GM’s infotainment systems: Chevrolet MyLink, Buick and GMC Intellilink and Cadillac CUE.
With the NGI SDK, apps can be built to run directly on the vehicle using HTML5 and JavaScript. The development kit includes the native Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that allow developers access to nearly 400 vehicle data points - more than any other automaker.

Those data points include:

- Instrument panel measurements, such as trip odometer and vehicle speed

- Drive information, such as presence of passengers or if the windows are open
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- Vehicle features, such as radio or backup camera

- Performance and maintenance, such as oil life and tire pressure

- Lights and indicators, such as a burnt-out lightbulb or low washer fluid

- The NGI SDK mimics real vehicle data, allowing developers outside GM to build apps without making frequent trips to Detroit to conduct testing on infotainment modules.