Airbiquity Extends Connected Car Infotainment Options To Include SDL Integration

Company Meets Automotive Industry Demand For Ready Access to High Quality Content for SDL Based Infotainment Programs

Mar 16, 2016, 04:00 ET from Airbiquity

SEATTLE, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbiquity®, a global leader in connected car services, today announced its support for SmartDeviceLink (SDL), a content integration approach promising to increase automaker access to infotainment applications for connected car programs with reduced implementation complexity.

With the introduction of automotive infotainment five years ago, content integration involved developing unique user interfaces for every content provider application, enabling customized app features and differentiated user experiences relative to competitors. Automotive infotainment has since evolved and automakers have become interested in more standardized integration approaches that could maximize application availability while shortening development time.

SDL uses pre-defined templates that are shared between applications, and has recently become a candidate for standardized content integration. While SDL does minimize design complexity for automakers, it presents several trade-offs:

  • Reduced cloud-based application management capabilities
  • Minimized application policy management to mitigate driver distractions
  • Inability to support on-demand over-the-air (OTA) software updates

Automakers deploying infotainment programs using SDL content can now have the best of both worlds by working with Airbiquity, which has mitigated SDL application trade-offs by leveraging its mobile integration technology, content integration expertise, and Choreo platform back-end-management features. Airbiquity can now provide automakers with SDL-enabled access to a portfolio of more than 40 high-quality applications with enhanced features and functionality, robust back-end application management and policy controls, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

"Airbiquity has always been at the forefront of connected car infotainment, with extensive content provider relationships, five years of automotive integration experience, and multiple integration options to meet individual customer requirements," said Kamyar Moinzadeh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Airbiquity. "Providing SDL-enabled access to our market-leading content portfolio—combined with Choreo's back-end application management and over-the-air update capability—is an unbeatable package for automakers in today's marketplace."

Airbiquity's Choreo™ service delivery platform provides flexible and scalable connected car service delivery from the cloud. Choreo integrates the diverse spectrum of vehicle systems, connectivity devices, communication networks, back office IT systems, and content and service providers required for traditional and emerging connected car services. Choreo's open architecture design enables both end-to-end service delivery or component level integration into existing services and multi-party clouds. Over six million vehicles connect to Choreo daily, generating hundreds of millions of monthly transactions.

Learn more Airbiquity's Infotainment Delivery offering by viewing this video.

About Airbiquity 
Airbiquity is a global leader in connected vehicle services and pioneer in the development and engineering of automotive telematics technology. Airbiquity enables the vision of connected car today with the industry's most advanced cloud-based connected car service delivery platform: "Choreo™." Working in partnership with Airbiquity, automakers, tier one suppliers, and mobile network operators are delivering scalable and manageable connected car solutions meeting the safety, efficiency, convenience, and infotainment needs of their customers in over 60 countries and 30 languages. To learn more about Airbiquity visit Airbiquity is a trademark of Airbiquity Inc.

Kristin Scheidegger
Airbiquity PR

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