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Airbiquity and Bosch Announce Global, Long-Term Agreement to Meet Growing Demand for Connected Vehicles

Airbiquity and Bosch Announce Global, Long-Term Agreement to Meet Growing Demand for Connected Vehicles

MUNICH, GERMANY –  Airbiquity, a leading provider of connected vehicle solutions, and Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, today announced a partnership to enable connected vehicle services and offerings for Bosch’s in-car multimedia systems. Airbiquity will work with Bosch on specific global automaker engagements.

The two companies are already working to deliver an in-car system for its first joint customer, providing connected vehicle services in 17 countries throughout North America, Europe and Russia.

“Customer demand for connected vehicle offerings will continue to grow rapidly. Successful companies will create adaptable Vehicle ICT (Information and Communications Technology) solution platforms that enable deep integration of information and communication technologies with the automobile,” said Thilo Koslowski, vice president and automotive practice leader at Gartner. “Strong partnerships between leading automotive suppliers and innovative technology providers will be a key success factor in creating winning Vehicle ICT solutions for automakers.”

“We pride ourselves on offering a wide array of functions in our in-car multimedia systems, ranging from audio and connectivity to navigation and driver assistance,” said Luis Arévalo, programme manager, automotive infotainment at Bosch. “Adding connectivity to our systems is a natural next step, and with Airbiquity, we can make innovative in-car connectivity a reality for a very large audience of customers worldwide, with simple business models and high-value connected vehicle services.”

Bosch joins a growing number of automotive companies selecting Airbiquity’s Mobile Integration solution. The solution includes connectivity through a consumer’s mobile device and Choreo, Airbiquity’s cloud-based platform for global connected vehicle services delivery. Airbiquity’s service delivery platform’s open, flexible architecture supports expansion for future services as well as all data transport types, which guarantees the widest possible market coverage for connected vehicle solutions. The Mobile Integration solution also provides a comprehensive subscriber service management framework, including web, mobile web, and smartphone apps, for integrating the connected vehicle into the consumer’s digital lifestyle.

“Bosch is a true-market innovator when it comes to providing easy-to-operate, multimedia systems for leading automakers. We are proud to partner with such a highly-respected global technology and services leader,” said David Jumpa, senior vice president, global business development for Airbiquity. “By partnering with Airbiquity, Bosch will now be equipped to deliver convenient connected services to its automobile manufacturer customers, meeting consumer demand for quick and simple access to information. Together we can accelerate the expansion of connected vehicle services globally. ”

About The Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Additional information can be accessed at