SEATTLE, WA- February 27, 2014- Airbiquity, Inc., the global leader in connected car services, today announced that TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, is the latest information and entertainment content provider deployed on its Choreo™ cloud-based connected car services platform. TripAdvisor, a leading international travel resource relied on by millions of consumers worldwide, represents the latest addition to the growing content portfolio available to Airbiquity's automotive market customers.
"TripAdvisor is a well-recognized brand and travel information leader that clearly recognizes the increasing importance of reaching and serving the connected car market," said Kamyar Moinzadeh, Airbiquity CEO & President. "We're thrilled to include them in our content portfolio and help them reach the expanding connected car consumer audience supported by our Choreo platform."
As with all of Airbiquity's content provider deployments, TripAdvisor has been integrated into the Choreo connected car platform software and vehicle head units to maintain the TripAdvisor brand and user experience, enable personalized driver content, and ensure the mitigation of driver distraction for safety. The TripAdvisor user application on the Airbiquity Choreo platform includes the following features:
- Voice-recognition and text-to-speech for hands free driving that enhances driver safety
- GPS and one touch directions integrated into the vehicle navigation system to easily locate destinations
- Automated mobile phone calling via Bluetooth from restaurant and hotel listings to make reservations quickly and easily
- Disabled text input while the vehicle is in motion to ensure driver safety
- Auto-enabled voice search while the vehicle is in-motion to reduce driver distraction
"TripAdvisor sees strong potential in extending our brand and user experience into the connected car market. Airbiquity's application and content integration expertise, and increasing adoption of the Choreo platform by leading automotive brands, will be strategic assets in delivering our wealth of essential travel information to consumers in their cars," said Katherine Bose, Director of Business Development for Mobile, TripAdvisor.
To assist and streamline the application and content provider integration process, Airbiquity offers an App Developer Program (http://www.airbiquity.com/developer_program.php) that includes APIs, sample code, sample integrations, interactive web portal, and software libraries. After the initial integration, Airbiquity continually manages content provider updates through the Choreo platform ensuring drivers have access to the latest and most widely used applications and content. Automotive OEMs also have the ability to plan and manage their connected car programs using Choreo, including issuing dynamic updates of connected car systems, applications and content without the involvement of the vehicle owner.
Learn more about Airbiquity and the Choreo connected car cloud platform by viewing this video.
Airbiquity is the global leader in connected car services and a pioneer in the development and engineering of automotive telematics technology, the foremost application of Machine-to-Machine (M2M). Airbiquity enables the vision of connected car today with the industry's most advanced cloud based connected car delivery platform: "Choreo." Working in partnership with Airbiquity, automotive manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and mobile network operators are delivering customized connected car solutions meeting the management, safety and infotainment needs of their customers in 50+ countries and 30+ languages. Looking beyond automotive, Airbiquity is extending its innovative solutions to enable the next wave of M2M applications serving the Home Automation, Medical and Utility industries. To learn more about Airbiquity visit www.airbiquity.com.
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TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 125 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.1 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The sites operate in 34 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. To learn more about TripAdvisor visit www.tripadvisor.com
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, June 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013
TripAdvisor is a trademark of TripAdvisor Inc.
SOURCE: Airbiquity, Inc.