FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AUPEO!® executives today cut a ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate their office in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Allen Kudla, AUPEO! Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Senior Vice President of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, led the ceremony surrounded by the AUPEO! team and Panasonic employees.
The opening comes a year after AUPEO!'s acquisition by Panasonic Corporation of North America and demonstrates AUPEO!'s commitment to strengthening its U.S. activities. "We are pleased to be in metro Detroit, close to our automotive customers and where we are adding strategic capabilities," said AUPEO! CTO David Taylor, who is based in Farmington Hills.
AUPEO! is a leading provider of software and service solutions to the global automotive industry and specializes in reinventing the in-vehicle audio experience for connected vehicles. It offers service in more than sixty countries and is working with eight of the top ten global car companies. "AUPEO! provides a holistic experience that meets the needs of the OEM and the consumer," said the company's CEO Holger Weiss.
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AUPEO! @ Telematics Update Detroit 2014
A day after the office opening, and as a way to build presence for the company in the U.S., Mr. Weiss and Mr. Taylor will attend the Telematics Detroit conference. AUPEO! has been nominated for the Best Telematics Content Aggregator Award and the Best Automotive Application Award.
Mr. Taylor is also speaking on a Telematics panel entitled "Personal. Contextual. Adaptive: The Car that Knows the Score" on June 4.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America President Tom Gebhardt is speaking at Telematics' Connected Car panel on June 4th.
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Founded in 2008 in Berlin, where it is headquartered, AUPEO! provides personalized audio streams for web and Internet-capable devices ("connected devices") to consumers and businesses. Serving customers in the automotive industry, AUPEO! focuses on connected-car services including the integration of high-quality radio and talk content stations that allow users to program their own individual music stations and receive recommendations for songs. In 2013, the company was acquired by Panasonic Corporation of North America.
About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, and is one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Corporation of North America acquired AUPEO! in 2013. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic automotive, please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/automotive
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