Oberhausen, Germany, 8 January 2024 – ACCESS Europe GmbH, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for the TV and automotive markets, and MediaTek today announced that the two companies are expanding their successful collaboration to provide the automotive industry with an integrated solution combining MediaTek chipsets with a car-centric app store and in-car entertainment platform from ACCESS. The first demonstration of the partnership will be exhibited at CES 2024.
“Together with ACCESS, we are empowering OEMs with everything needed to build advanced infotainment solutions for the next generation of connected cars,” said Ephrem Chemaly, General Manager and Vice President of the Automotive Business Unit at MediaTek. “ACCESS is an ideal launch partner for our IVI efforts based on its years of experience providing technology and in-car entertainment options to some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.”
The joint solution includes the ACCESS Twine™ For Car (Twine4Car) entertainment platform, providing OEMS with a customizable in-car app store and content solution that elevates In-Vehicle-Infotainment to the next level. With Twine4Car, automotive OEMs and Tier 1s can offer versatile entertainment services encompassing video, audio, and games across the car’s head unit, rear-seat entertainment, and customer devices such as tablets and mobile phones via in-car Wi-Fi. This adaptable IVI solution seamlessly integrates with in-car operating systems, such as Android and Linux. The ACCESS automotive solution portfolio includes an in-vehicle app store that has car-centric audio, video, communication, navigation, POI, charging, and parking apps. Twine4Car empowers OEMs to provide drivers and passengers with an extensive global content portfolio through a seamless in-car user experience, bridging the gap between the automotive and content industries.
“We are delighted to partner with MediaTek, a global leader in SoCs, for the in-car entertainment market,” says Michi Uemetsu, CTO of ACCESS. “Pre-integrating Twine4Car with MediaTek’s flagship chipsets provides automotive OEMs a path to delivering the apps, content, software and hardware that provides drivers and passengers with engaging next-generation in-car infotainment experiences.”
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market, Index, 4813) has been providing advanced IT solutions centred on mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by hundreds of companies. Utilising its network virtualisation technology expertise and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialisation of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company maintains subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
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