MirrorLink (initially called Terminal Mode) is a technology standard for controlling a nearby smartphone from the steering wheel or via dashboard buttons and screens. Through this technology mobile apps can be replicated to the in-dash screen.
CCC members include “more than 80 percent of the world’s automakers, more than 70 percent of global smartphone manufacturers and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors,“ said the organization. Apple is today the only major smartphone vendor not part of the organization.
In the past some app developers have expressed their concern about the complex process required to get apps certified (read an example here)