The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is a standards-based organization designed to interoperate technologies. The CCC is the result of the evolution of the Terminal Mode initiative, which was originally initiated by Nokia. The CCC’s goal is to promote in-vehicle connectivity solutions that use portable devices, including the Terminal Mode standard, as well as future technologies such as Near Field Communication (NFC). The consortium’s 11 founding companies come from the automotive, mobile communication and consumer electronics industries. The consortium is open to companies that are interested in improving the overall consumer experience when using a smartphone in a car. The CCC’s vision is to create open and common solutions for smartphones and vehicle-centric information and communication systems so they can work better together to enable safe, seamless and positive user experiences.