Glympse, the Seattle startup that allows users to share location information with selected individuals, today announced a new version of the service and partnerships with Volkswagen and Peugeot.
With the new partners, Glympse said that its service is now available with 10 leading car brands. The new Glympse for Autos service allows drivers to share location information from a vehicle by opening the app in a connected car, setting the recipient and timer, and hitting send. The company said that the new service was designed with driver safety in mind, featuring large buttons.
“Using apps within the confines of your automobile is fundamentally different than how you use apps while not driving a car. Not every app makes sense to use from the dashboard; safety is paramount when behind the wheel,” said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse, in a press release. “With the availability of Glympse for Autos and our integration with MirrorLink, we are helping to set a paradigm of how connected car apps should be: simple, easy to use and driver-aware. Glympse elegantly removes the temptation to text or reply to all those questions of ‘where are you?”
Glympse raised $12 million in venture funding last summer, bringing total funding to nearly $20 million.