TuneIn Added to DENSO's Smartphone-Based Telematics Service "smart G-BOOK ARPEGGiO"
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 --
TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news from around the world, today announced that DENSO has added TuneIn to their telematics service called "smart G-BOOK ARPEGGiO." This service is exclusive to a navigation system available for TOYOTA vehicles in Japan and will be available to other worldwide markets in the future.
Japanese TOYOTA drivers will now be able to enjoy over 70,000 stations, broadcast from every corner of the globe, from the popular TuneIn service.
"TuneIn is the most comprehensive audio service and the best one to offer a truly global pool of varied listening options. We're thrilled to give our drivers the kind of worldwide audio access never possible before TuneIn," said Yoshitaka Ozaki, Manager, Service R&D Department, DENSO.
DENSO rolled out its first version of ARPEGGiO for TOYOTA on May 24th, 2012. ARPEGGiO allows users to safely use smartphone applications, such as local search, photo viewer, music player and fuel management, on DENSO's head unit (NHZD-W62G) while driving.
"At TuneIn, we're always developing for innovative and safe ways to bring in-car listening to the masses," said Carl J. Rohling, Vice President, Business Development, TuneIn. "Offering ARPEGGiO users in Japan the unmatched global TuneIn experience is just one step in our larger automotive plan towards ensuring all drivers everywhere have non-distracting accessibility to the world's best audio programming."
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent across 200 connected devices. The company raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion.
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