Volkswagen, Toyota, Alibaba YunOS and BYD displayed their connected cars at the World Mobile Conference Shanghai on June 28, 2017, showing the audience how their cars can integrate with our smarter world.

The global connected car market is expected to garner $141 billion by 2020. Senior Vice President of Alibaba Cloud, Hu Xiaoming, said they expect to put 700,000 connected cars powered by YunOS on China’s streets in 2017.

Comparing the apps that Volkswagen, Toyota, Alibaba YunOS and BYD are using for their connected cars revealed that all companies except for Alibaba YunOS had Ximalya FM integrated. Volkswagen and Toyota were using QQMusic, while Alibaba YunOS, of course, had an array of apps from Alibaba’s ecosystem – Alipay, Xiami, AliTravel, and Taobao.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com