SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -- AppCarousel, the leading provider of app platforms for connected cars, fleets and other connected devices, announced that it has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to provide and operate a range of cloud services for the provisioning of apps and content to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
The connected car is now a reality and drivers are demanding the best information and entertainment services at their fingertips. Gartner predicts over a quarter billion connected vehicles by 2020. Apps and information feeds are a key part of that, and AppCarousel powers the cloud services for Jaguar Land Rover's most advanced multimedia system ever, InControl Touch Pro.
Jaguar Land Rover's brand new, state-of-the-art infotainment system delivers a range of services that enhance the driving experience and keep customers connected while on the move. The apps that AppCarousel delivers* to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are designed specifically for drivers to ensure they are up to date with news from CNN and prepared for any weather with services from AccuWeather. The AppCarousel platform also makes sure customers won't miss a flight thanks to FlightStats data - all available at the touch of a finger on their dashboard. The suite of apps can vary depending on user, car model, and country, and will evolve and expand each year.
"The connected car market is growing rapidly and our pedigree in app management solutions places us in an ideal position to provide companies like Jaguar Land Rover with next generation custom app solutions", said Emanuel Bertolin, CEO of AppCarousel. "We are proud and delighted to have been chosen as a Tier 1 vendor to Jaguar Land Rover; this partnership will continue to grow and support the expansion of Jaguar Land Rover's connected driver experience for many years to come."
AppCarousel provides app marketplaces, app lifecycle management and software over the air updates for connected cars and smart devices. The AppCarousel platform enables automotive and fleet businesses to securely authenticate, provision, update and manage apps, content and services.
Jaguar Land Rover and AppCarousel will be speaking at AppsWorld November 18-19, 2015 and AppCarousel will be exhibiting, booth 238. Both companies will also be attending Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show, November 17-19, 2015.
AppCarousel is the leader in end-to-end app management platforms for connected devices. The AppCarousel platform delivers a seamless, integrated solution to securely distribute, update, control and manage any kind of software or digital asset over the air. AppCarousel provides curated app stores and software marketplaces, developer programs, and the merchandising and monetization of apps. AppCarousel serves businesses in market sectors including connected cars and fleets, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and the growing number of devices connected through the Internet of Things. AppCarousel is a wholly owned subsidiary of AppDirect. AppCarousel has offices in Calgary and San Francisco and a global team to serve its worldwide customers. Learn more at www.appcarousel.com
*Please note that as Jaguar Land Rover's InControl technologies are systematically introduced, specific features, options and its availability remain market dependent.
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