Pioneer has renamed its OEM app platform as “Zypr.” We agree, it’s much better than the old name, “PAIS,” which stood for Platform for Aggregation of Internet Services.
Zypr takes a group of apps and delivers them all from your phone to a car radio. And it permits voice control over the apps. It’s like an app service/platform for car makers so they don’t have to create their own app store.
Traffic service INRIX just announced its traffic updates will now be included in the Zypr platform.
Other apps under Zypr include Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yelp, Voicebox, AccuWeather, Slacker Radio, Tuner2 Radio, WCities and XAD (with other services to be announced throughout 2011).