Airbiquity Responds to Driver Demand for Locally-Relevant In-Vehicle Infotainment.
Airbiquity Inc., the global leader in connected car services, today announced the deployment of two best-of-breed content providers to serve the European connected car market, including Eurosport.com, the leading sports news and information provider in Europe, and NAVX, the leading fuel station location, pricing, parking, and EV charge point information provider. Both deployments reflect the growing importance of the connected car market, driver demand for locally relevant in-vehicle infotainment, and the continued regionalization of the Airbiquity smartphone app and cloud content portfolio made available to their automotive OEM customers.
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 if desired.
Airbiquity’s integration of the NAVX fuel finder application enables real-time fuel station location and pricing data, one-touch navigation, and helpful calling features allowing drivers to easily locate and contact the nearest preferred fuel station. NAVX also lets drivers assess fuel stations sorted by distance, price, or brand. When a selection is made NAVX automatically activates the vehicle on-board navigation system and efficiently directs drivers to their desired location.
Airbiquity’s Eurosport.com integration provides European drivers with the latest news and updates for a wide spectrum of popular sports to European fans, including international coverage of football, tennis, Formula One racing, cycling, rugby, cricket, winter sports, Olympics, and more. Eurosport content is displayed directly on the vehicle head unit and utilizes enhanced text to speech capability to read headlines, news stories, and the latest scores to drivers thereby minimizing distractions and helping to keep their eyes on the road.
“Eurosport.com is Europe’s #1 online sports destination with a very loyal user base featuring an average of 20 million unique visitors per month, and NAVX is the de facto regional source for fuel price information,” said David Jumpa, Airbiquity Chief Revenue Officer.
“By partnering with these highly regarded content providers we’re able to offer rich, localized connected car infotainment to our automotive OEM customers and their European drivers further solidifying our position as the global leader in connected car solutions.”
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 model lines. Since then Airbiquity’s Nissan deployment has gone global and now encompasses nine model lines: Altima, Frontier, Juke, March, Rogue, Sentra, Serena, Versa, and Xterra.