ACCESS demos in-vehicle infotainment at CES
January 5, 2023
ACCESS Europe has announces that ACCESS Twine for Car (Twine4Car) In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) solution features in CES demonstrations with multiple companies at the show this year. The demonstrations include:
Bosch: Twine4car is featured on a Bosch demonstration vehicle featuring vehicle infotainment, safety functions and driver assistance features powered by a single system on a chip (SoC).
ivee: Twine4Car is part of Ivee’s new immersive IVI experience for rideshare and AV vehicles.
Visteon: A Twine4Car powered demo of passenger and rear-seat IVI with muti-seat experiences including audio, video, apps and games.
Key content partners include Pluto TV and VideoElephant for with VOD and FAST content, cloud gaming service Sorastream, which provides a cloud gaming service top enable users to access hundreds of PC/Console and family games directly from the app and Famobi the provider of casual games. ACCESS is also part of the TomTom Digital Cockpit partner ecosystem at CES.
“I’m really looking forward to the ACCESS team and I meeting customers at CES 2023, who will be able to see demos of how we’re driving forward the next generation of IVI experiences with companies such as Bosch, ivee and Visteon, and great content from Pluto TV and VideoElephant,” says Masahiro Aono, CEO, ACCESS Europe. “It’s the shared goal of ACCESS and our partners to make every car journey more fun, whether you’re in a personal car or in a ride-sharing vehicle. Consumers will expect much more advanced and personalised entertainment experiences in next generation cars; visitors to CES 2023 will be able to see how ACCESS is helping the auto industry react to this exciting challenge.”
The Twine4Car Platform and App Store enables app developers to broaden their reach into the emerging in-car entertainment industry and deliver services quickly and efficiently with minimal effort due to support for both APKs and HTML5-based apps. ACCESS’ Twine4Car system is a content aggregation platform that brings together the latest in IVI technology and premium content for the first time in an OEM-branded interface.
As the next generation of IVI platforms are deployed, OEMs need more than just audio services and navigation. Video services are difficult to license and certify, and games will always be a ‘go-to’ for a busy family or drivers wishing to relax when their car is charging. Twine4Car acts as a central hub for all in-vehicle services and brings content from global media partners, providing a wide range of apps, TV services, and VOD offerings for automotive OEMs. It is a flexible solution that will work on any OS, including Android, Linux, and QNX-based systems, and full supports digital rights management (DRM) to enable premium video services. Other features in Twine4Car include:
- Twine App Store: A dedicated hybrid in-car app store (HTML5 and native) enables OEMs to make a wide selection of apps available to drivers and passengers within their own branded in-car platform.
- Native Android app support: Allows the seamless integration of native applications, creating an immersive user experience via the OEM-branded IVI interface. This enables OEMs to fully control the services and create an ideal UX for native apps and embedded or API-based services.
- Sync Play: Enables multiple devices to synchronize playback, allowing passengers to enjoy content on the screen in front of them at the same time as others in the car.
- Parental/Remote Control: Along with content-related control from any screen in the vehicle, Twine4Car can put parents in charge of the type and length of content consumed by their children.