|By Business Wire||
|December 16, 2013 02:17 PM EST||
UIEvolution, Inc., the global leader in connected screen software and services, announced today it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd (TMCA) to bring Lexus drivers an advanced connected application experience in the vehicle. The partnership allows Toyota Motor Corporation Australia to provide their customers with the ability to access mobile content from the vehicle’s main head unit, ensuring content can be accessed safely and simply by utilizing UIEvolution’s UIEngineTM software platform.
UIEngineTM, just one of UIEvolution’s suite of products, is a software platform that creates a simplified, connected native app experience on more screens and platforms for Toyota and Lexus drivers in the United States, Japan, and now Australia. Drivers can access and manage vehicle information, selecting third party apps and their own entertainment directly from the in-dash display screen. Featured apps currently include Local Search, Destination Download, Fuel Finder and Weather.
“UIEvolution’s many years of experience supporting Toyota and Lexus in the United States and Japan translate directly into what we were looking for here in Australia: stable implementations, a highly competitive advantage for TMCA, and a cross-platform development strategy that aligns with the many platforms we support,” said Neal Daniel, Manager of Connected Mobility & ITS at Toyota Australia. “We look forward to working with the experienced UIEvolution team of professionals.”
The Lexus Enform suite of connected applications was released to the Australian market within the IS 250, IS 350 and IS 300h models beginning December 2, 2013.
“Our partnership with Toyota Australia is a great match, allowing Toyota to provide even more customers access to new technology in the vehicle infotainment space,” said Chris Ruff, CEO and President of UIEvolution. “UIEvolution values the strategic partnership we have with Toyota Australia and we look forward to helping them deliver even greater products to market.”
“We are honored to expand our long-term partnership with Toyota Australia, helping continue Toyota’s vision of a fully connected consumer experience in the car a reality,” said Koji Hosaka, President of UIEvolution Japan, GM of Automotive Business. “Toyota Australia’s decision to use our technology ensures that they can offer advanced mobile to vehicle connectivity for the widest range of smartphone devices. UIEngineTM continues to offer our partners the greatest user experience for in-vehicle infotainment and the highest level of performance in terms of design and quality.”
For more than 13 years, UIEvolution has delivered industry leading mobile, tablet, IPTV, digital signage and automotive technologies, powering applications for media companies, service providers and Enterprise clients.
UIEvolution is the leading mobile solutions provider for Fortune 1000 companies. We help companies take full advantage of connected screens by extending their brands, delivering their unique business objectives, and ensuring that the devices that create the mobile lifestyles of their customers are joined in a continuous thread – smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and automotive applications. UIEvolution combines world-class consultative services and deep industry knowledge with the proven UIEngine & Evolution Platform. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Honolulu, UIEvolution has a 13-year track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Princess Cruises, Samsung, DENSO, Fujitsu TEN and NTT.
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