Technology Allows Automakers to Push Upgrades into Vehicle On Demand; Display and Experience Can Be Personalized by Owner, Updated by Carmaker in Real Time
DALLAS, December 11, 2012–Agero Connected Services today announced the launch ofAgeroView℠, a cloud-delivered dynamic infotainment display system ready for the global market.
AgeroView gives automakers the ability to update apps, push content and deliver both data and services on demand over the lifetime of the vehicle, keeping in sync with changing driver, brand and manufacturer needs. Through AgeroView, dealer service support can be delivered instantly, content and service updates downloaded invisibly and functions such as real-time, location-based advertising and user profile management integrated seamlessly with the driving and passenger experience. AgeroView allows owners to customize the user experience with just the touch of a button or a voice command.
“With AgeroView, automakers can change, reconfigure, expand or customize the content, as well as the look and feel, of the embedded infotainment system just as easily as refreshing their website,” said Frank Hirschenberger, Agero Connected Services senior director of Product Innovation. “If an Internet service falls in popularity or a new one emerges during the vehicle’s lifetime, AgeroViewallows automakers to adapt to these trends and deliver updates in all of their vehicles in the market, not just new models. ”
Likewise, the same capability allows drivers to personalize the dashboard display screen, such as brandishing the logos and colors of their favorite sports teams, or creating audio cues that replicate the ringtones on their mobile phone. Each driver in a household can have an entirely customized in-car and multi-modal experience, with their choice of HMI, applications, services and features customized to their tastes.
By placing applications in the cloud, rather than installed statically in the vehicle electronics, AgeroViewresolves a longstanding problem for the automotive industry. For years, manufacturers have been forced to integratemultimedia electronics and apps with two-to-three-year lifecyles into vehicles that will be on the road at least a decade, fitted across multiple model lines and deployed in markets around the world. Drivers were left with outdated technology almost from the date of their purchase.AgeroView solves that problem, enabling manufacturers to push updates and new services as desired through the cloud. The new AgeroView platform nimbly aggregates mobile content and delivers it into dynamic applications.
The system offers the complete flexibility to automakers to change or update applications and firmware and to deliver distinct experiences by brand, market or individual user.
Agero’s infrastructure is based on a proven mobile enterprise application platform developed and launched in Europe.
To learn more about implementing AgeroView into the next generation of connected automobile, visit www.agero.com.
Agero Connected Services (ACS) is aleading provider of private-labeled, connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance and aftermarket industries. Based in Dallas, Texas, ACS launched the connected car market over 15 years ago and has led the development and management of systems for over 11 global automotive brands. ACS is a division of Medford, Mass.-based Agero,Inc., the leader in roadside assistance, claims management and emergency services in the automotive and insurance industries. For more information, visit www.agero.com.