KIRKLAND, Wash. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UIEJapan, Inc and UIEvolution, Inc announce that the “UIEngine for Automotive” software solution is selected by DENSO Corporation for their new connected in-vehicle infotainment service “ARPEGGiO”. In addition, UIE Japan designed the ARPEGGiO user experience to promote the safe use of smartphone applications when driving by optimizing it for the unique requirements of the smartphone and car navigation systems.
ARPEGGiO is not just a system that displays the smartphone application on the navigation display. Powered by UIEngine for Automotive, the in-vehicle connected infotainment service optimizes the smartphone application and formats it in a way that's easier to use on the car navigation screen. In addition, to ensure safety, the system is designed to restrict the driver's operation of certain applications while driving.
At present, the in-vehicle connected infotainment service planned for the Japanese market includes:
- Searching for locations and setting destinations
- Playing music stored on smartphones and streaming Internet radio
- Track vehicle fuel efficiency
- Registering the vehicle's current location on social networking services (SNS), such as MIXI
UIEngine for Automotive, selected as the standard platform for “ARPEGGiO”, is a lightweight platform-independent software client and server software solution that scales to simultaneously support a rich GUI/HMI across the most popular smartphone OS’s (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile 7 & Blackberry) as well as embedded headunit platforms. Utilizing UIEvolution’s proven solution means that ARPEGGiO can be delivered to the most popular devices and continuously update the car navigation screen with the latest content.
DENSO's ARPEGGiO will be released in Japan in 2012, with the service offered worldwide in the future.
For more information about the ARPEGGiO, please see DENSO's news release: http://www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/111208-01.html
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for Mobile, Tablet, TV and Automotive applications. UIEvolution’s software solution breaks through the complexity of connected services by delivering native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. With offices in the United States and Japan, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Hikari-TV and other Fortune 500 companies.
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DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com.