ACCESS Europe brings AirConsole to cars
March 29, 2021
ACCESS Europe it has partnered with N-Dream AG to bring its cloud-gaming platform, AirConsole, to the car. The partnership will see ACCESS Europe enable the availability of multiplayer gaming through its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform, ACCESS Twine for Car (Twine4Car) and its car-centric App Store.
“Now more than ever, people want to bring their digital lives into the car so that they can enjoy all the services they want wherever they are,” said Sven Eckoldt, Global Product Director at ACCESS Europe. “The shift to an always-connected, consumer-centric product is happening in automotive now, and new services such as games represent a great way to enable this as a superior integrated OEM user experience. We are very happy to have found the perfect partner with N-Dream to bring exciting and fun cloud games to the car with their innovative smart controller concept – which makes it an ideal in-vehicle and RSE proposition.”
Anthony Cliquot, COO & Strategic Partnership Development at N-Dream AG, added: “There were 2.69 billion video game players worldwide in 2020 – a figure that is expected to grow 5.6 per cent YoY – and the growing popularity of gaming means the car is primed to become an extension of our homes. ACCESS and N-Dream lead the way in this transition by redefining what the in-car lifestyle will look like and offering car users new gaming experiences. The integration of our unique cloud-gaming solution adds another dimension to ACCESS Europe’s Twine4Car platform – be it for the head-unit or RSE.”