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Airbiquity Expands Infotainment Content Portfolio For Its Choreo Connected Car Services Delivery Platform


SEATTLE -- Aug. 12, 2014: Airbiquity Inc., the global leader in connected car services, today announced the deployment of two new infotainment content providers on its Choreo private-cloud connected car services platform: Twitter messaging and TuneIn Radio. By integrating these top tier brands into its Choreo platform, Airbiquity further strengthens an already diverse and expanding infotainment content portfolio and ability to create best-of-breed connected car user experiences.

Airbiquity streamlines the content integration process with an application development program including APIs, sample code and integrations, interactive web portal, and software libraries. After initial Choreo platform integration, certification, and release Airbiquity continually manages updates ensuring drivers have access to the latest and most popular infotainment content available. Airbiquity's Choreo platform also enables their automotive customers to dynamically deploy and update connected car program infotainment content/apps directly from the cloud without involving or inconveniencing vehicle drivers – a valuable asset for improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.

For the popular Twitter messaging service, Airbiquity created an in-dash application enabling drivers to view, reply, and post tweets without increasing the risk of driver distraction. When the Twitter application senses the vehicle is in motion, text-to-speech technology controls the application and the head unit touch screen keyboard is disabled ensuring drivers' eyes remain on the road. Drivers can also select from a list of custom preset Tweets to quickly and easily communicate with their followers and respond to other peoples' Tweets.

For TuneIn Radio, Airbiquity created an in-dash application that enables drivers to stream TuneIn's over 100,000 radio stations and more than four million podcasts from around the world on their vehicle head unit. Familiar TuneIn features like Favorites, Trending, Top Podcasts, and Local Radio are fully supported and can be enjoyed while driving without having to pick up a smartphone. Additionally, the application keyboard feature on the head unit can only be used when the vehicle is in park ensuring drivers can't enter text while the vehicle is in motion.

"Airbiquity is fully committed to providing our automotive customers with the best selection of infotainment content and cutting-edge delivery capability for their connected car programs," said Leon Hong, Airbiquity Chief Operating Officer. "We're equally committed to working with the leading content providers around the world to ensure their brands' unique value propositions and user experiences are integrated into the vehicle in a way that contributes to driver convenience and safety."

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 content delivery featuring a managed portfolio of popular global and regional smartphone apps, cloud content, and support for basic and premium services as desired.

Airbiquity's Choreo connected car services delivery platform serves over 4 million vehicles around the world and supports hundreds of millions of vehicle transactions per month for leading automotive OEMs. Driver Experience, Airbiquity's latest product offering, was announced in 2013 and began providing infotainment delivery for Nissan North American Altima and Rogue models. Since then Airbiquity's Nissan deployment has gone global and now encompasses nine models: Altima, Frontier, Juke, March, Rogue, Sentra, Serena, Versa, and Xterra.