What lessons can OEMs learn from Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ in the connected car era?

Netflix has a clear vision of what its viewer experience should be and sticks to it. I wonder if automotive OEMs need to adopt a similar level of razor-sharp focus as they enter the era of the connected car? What can the automotive industry learn from digital services? If there is one thing that the …

How ACCESS got into the driving seat of in-Car Entertainment from i-mode to Jaguar Land Rover and beyond

I’m often asked how ACCESS got into the car business. As I retold the story again last week, I realized that it could make a pretty interesting blog. So here goes… 1979: ACCESS is born Just like Apple, Microsoft, HP, and other 70’s start-ups, ACCESS had a humble beginning. It was founded in 1979 by …

Making sense of EV

When it comes to how vehicles are powered, the industry is moving in a cleaner, greener direction. Automotive OEMs are thinking beyond the long-used internal combustion engine towards electric vehicles (EVs). But there is a wide array of EVs available and countless acronyms to describe and differentiate them. Getting your head around all these acronyms …

ACCESS powers HARMAN Ignite Store to a new future in IVI

Harmann ACCESS Twine4Car

It was great to announce our partnership with HARMAN this week. Our ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) solution has been integrated with the HARMAN Ignite Store to provide automotive OEMs with a global portfolio of car-specific video services. The announcement is timely as a recent Strategy& (part of the PwC network) report …