Tweddle Group Technologies expands its in-vehicle streaming music offering to drivers through a new partnership with Slacker

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweddle Group Technologies (TGT), the Seattle-based connected services division of Tweddle Group, announces a new partnership with Slacker, which will give drivers in-vehicle access to the world's most complete music service.  Slacker gives listeners access to millions of songs and more than 200 expert-programmed stations for free, and will be available in 2013 automobiles from select manufacturers.  The partnership will also expand TGT's streaming music services coverage into Canada.

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TGT's connected services platform enables infotainment and vehicle services using the driver's mobile phone or an embedded cellular modem. The cloud- and client-based solution brings drivers a full connected services experience including searching local points of interest, listening to streaming radio, making restaurant reservations and more from their vehicle. These technologies enhance the driving experience while contributing to passenger safety and reducing total cost of ownership for automotive OEMs and service providers.

The addition of Slacker to TGT's in-vehicle service provides a fully-personalized digital music service with millions of songs and a compelling range of personalized content including news and sports from ESPN and ABC News.  Drivers' playlists, stations, and preferences will be synchronized across multiple devices, whether they're listening on the web, on a mobile phone, or in their vehicle. 

"TGT is excited to add Slacker to our portfolio of in-vehicle services. Slacker's service will continue to help us provide automakers with an extensive and compelling choice of personalized music and content that they can offer their vehicle owners," said Paul Sciame, General Manager of TGT.

About Tweddle Group
For more than 58 years, Tweddle Group has remained a leading provider of information solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. With offices in Detroit, Seattle, Brussels, Koln, Torino and Shanghai, OEMs count on Tweddle to deliver innovative solutions to support a brand-specific consumer relationship with their vehicle, the dealer, and the automotive manufacturer.

Tweddle Group Technologies (TGT), the Seattle-based technology division of Tweddle Group, delivers connected service solutions to automakers that transform the relationship between driver and vehicle.  With its deep industry experience and leading platform capabilities, TGT adapts services to work reliably, securely, and intuitively in the vehicle, enabling automakers to provide compelling, distraction-free infotainment and vehicle service experiences.

About Slacker
Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth.  The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms.  By blending cutting-edge analytics with a team of expert music curators and content programmers, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment.  Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City.  For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com 

Contacts:

Lauren Moynihan
lmoynihan@tweddle.com
703-867-1688

Bryce Baer
bbaer@slacker.com 
858-943-5054

SOURCE Tweddle Group



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