Vinli Launches Connect Car, Home System

Dallas-based Vinli, a startup developing an open platform for smart car apps, said over the weekend that it has launched a new platform which helps connect both the "smart home" and connected cars. According to Vinli, its new Vinli Home Connect links both connected car functions with such things as home automation of temperature, lighting, security, and more. The company said the connectivity will allow such functions as automatically locking your home's doors, turning the lights off, adjusting the temperature, and arming your security system if your teenager is the last to leave the house. Vinli is led by Mark Haidar.