Issue: Sep 2014


Airbiquity Broadens Choreo Connected Car Content Portfolio With Applications From Reuters And Yelp



Content Partnerships to Provide Connected Car Drivers Real-Time Access to News from Around the World and Online Local Guides

by Claudio Francisco

Airbiquity®, a global leader in connected car services delivery, today announced it has added two additional premium content providers, Reuters and Yelp®, to its Choreo(TM) cloud-based connected car services delivery platform. With these integrations, both Reuters, the world's largest multimedia news provider, and Yelp, the company that connects consumers with local businesses, will be made available to the company's automotive manufacturer customers deploying the Driver Experience infotainment delivery offering. Leveraging the Airbiquity content portfolio, automotive manufacturers can introduce Reuters and Yelp content into their branded connected car programs meeting the infotainment needs of their drivers while helping to differentiate their in-vehicle experience from competitors.

 

As with other applications which have recently been integrated into the Choreo platform, both the Reuters and Yelp apps will feature tight integration between the application services of the content providers and prevailing smartphone technologies, including support for wireless Bluetooth hands-free calling and native vehicle navigation system integration. This level of integration serves to minimize driver distractions as manual text search is disabled in favor of voice search if the system senses the vehicle is in motion.

 

Airbiquity's Choreo connected car services delivery platform serves over 5 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. The company offers a broad range of premium content partners across the most in-demand connected vehicle infotainment categories such as Google Send-to-Car search; TripAdvisor reviews; iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn streaming music; Facebook and Twitter social media; and many more.

 

"Both Reuters and Yelp are recognized as best-in-class within their respective content categories. With these new additions, Airbiquity enhances our ability to offer automotive manufacturers the deepest selection of content from industry leaders in multiple categories," said David Jumpa, Chief Revenue Officer at Airbiquity. "Airbiquity will continue to forge partnerships with content providers around the world with the goal of creating the most timely and relevant infotainment content options for our customers."

 

About Airbiquity 

Airbiquity Inc. is a 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 connected car today with the industry's most advanced cloud-based connected car 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. Airbiquity is a trademark of Airbiquity Inc.

 

About Reuters

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters 2,600 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations and directly to consumers on Reuters.com.

 

About Yelp

Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 28 countries. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 138 million unique visitors in the second quarter of 2014. By the end of the same quarter, Yelpers had written approximately 61 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 68 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during the second quarter of 2014. Yelp is a registered trademark of Yelp.

 



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