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- Agreement Integrates the Airbiquity Choreo™Connected Car Services Platform andDriver Experience Infotainment Solution Into Continental Infotainment Systems -
SEATTLE, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbiquity, Inc., the global leader in connected car services, and Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, have entered into a licensing and reseller agreement to integrate the Airbiquity Choreo connected car services platform and Driver Experience infotainment solution into Continental's infotainment systems. Announced at Telematics Detroit 2014 (June 4-6, 2014), the collaboration enables Continental to offer vehicle manufacturers a branded state-of-the-art connected car solution, which is fully optimized for Continental infotainment systems and easily installed during the vehicle production process.
Airbiquity's Choreo connected car services platform provides the latest vehicle connectivity technology, program services, management capabilities, and the ability to easily customize, deploy, and scale connected car programs in 50+ countries and 30+ languages. Airbiquity's Driver Experience solution, which runs on the Choreo platform, enables turnkey infotainment delivery featuring a managed portfolio of popular global and regional smartphone apps, cloud content, and support for basic and premium automotive services.
"We are proud to be collaborating with Continental to bring an innovative and compelling connected car solution to automotive OEM customers and prospects," said David Jumpa, Chief Revenue Officer of Airbiquity. "The deep automotive experience, technology leadership, and sales and marketing capability of our companies are an unbeatable combination. Airbiquity is fully committed to ensuring the success of this initiative."
Powered by Airbiquity technology, Continental's solution allows vehicle manufacturers to easily configure and deploy customized and differentiated connected car programs using Continental head units and vehicle system technology at the make, model, and country level around the world. And because Airbiquity technology is cloud-based, vehicle manufacturer connected car program managers using the Continental solution will be able to dynamically update their program deployments and refresh smartphone app, cloud content, and service offerings to ensure drivers always have the latest and greatest connected car user experience possible.
Airbiquity and Continental believe it's imperative to offer drivers attractive functions and intuitive operation while ensuring the increasing availability of connected car technology and infotainment in the vehicle does not interfere with driver safety. Technology and management controls have been engineered within the Choreo platform and integrated into Continental head units and systems to ensure speech recognition, text to voice, and app features are utilized when the vehicle is in motion. This allows drivers to safely enjoy their personal applications, content, and services without taking their eyes off the road.
"Continental has selected to work with Airbiquity because their technology and integration experience for enabling flexible and scalable connected car program fits the market needs," said Brian Droessler, Vice President of Software and Connected Solutions at Continental's Business Unit Infotainment & Connectivity. "By working together our companies will enable vehicle manufacturers to offer the digital lifestyle their consumers are looking for."
Airbiquity's collaboration with Continental is the latest example of the company's leadership and momentum in the connected car services market. Airbiquity routinely works with tier one head unit suppliers to integrate and deploy connected car solutions for vehicle manufacturers such as Nissan, Infinity, and Renault. The reseller agreement with Continental is the company's first direct collaboration with a global head unit supplier serving the line-fit vehicle manufacturer market.
To learn more about Airbiquity and the Choreo private cloud platform view this video.
Airbiquity is the global leader in connected vehicle services and a pioneer in the development and engineering of automotive telematics technology, the foremost application of Machine-to-Machine (M2M). Airbiquity enables the vision of the "connected car" today with the industry's most advanced cloud based vehicle services delivery platform: "Choreo." Working in partnership with Airbiquity, automotive manufacturers, tier one suppliers and wireless carriers are delivering customized connected car solutions meeting the management, safety and infotainment needs of their customers in 50+ countries and 30+ languages. Looking beyond automotive, Airbiquity is extending its innovative solutions to enable the next wave of M2M applications serving the Home Automation, Medical and Utility industries. To learn more about Airbiquity visit www.airbiquity.com.
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