Telenav®, Inc. a provider of connected-car and location-based services, and Alpine Electronics, manufacturers of automotive electronic components, announced they are joining hands to develop an easy, low-cost way to quickly upgrade existing in-vehicle infotainment systems by simply installing Alpine’s infotainment device with Telenav’s VIVID infotainment system into a vehicle’s USB port.
VIVID™ is an advanced, cloud-first, infotainment system that designed to smoothly leads together online entertainment and information services with exclusive hybrid navigation and integrated online smart voice assistant.
“Alpine’s Infotainment Stick with VIVID will be easily applied to vehicles supporting MirrorLink® by simply plugging it in to instantly start enjoying a delightful connected-car experience. With VIVID, consumers will be able to get a cloud-connected solution that will seamlessly integrate navigation, online music services, and a smart voice assistant for a safe, enjoyable, hands-free experience that is always fresh through ‘over-the-air’ software updates,” said Sal Dhanani, Telenav co-founder and chief operating officer.
The partnership will also beneficial for OEMs who want to upgrade their in-market infotainment solutions with the VIVID-Alpine infotainment product in the after-market. Coming up with an upgrading infotainment system in such a manner will allow OEMs to immediately give their customers the newest in automotive digital technology. Thereby, OEMs will be able to further build up customer loyalty to their brand by ensuring all their vehicles in the market can provide a delightful digital user experience.
“We’re proud to partner with Telenav in delivering a revolutionary in-car experience that fuses entertainment, navigation, and smart-assistant technology,” said Yasuhiro Ikeuchi, president Alpine Electronics GmbH. “With car users around the world demanding easy access to maps, multi-media, and more, the Alpine infotainment device with VIVID One is a vital addition to many drivers’ in-car experience.”