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Accenture to Help Fiat-Chrysler Group Develop Connected Services for Uconnect™ Systems in the EMEA Region

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has started to work with the Fiat-Chrysler Group to develop the next range of connected services for its UconnectTM systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

UconnectTM systems are integrated into Fiat-Chrysler Group’s vehicles to provide drivers with communication, entertainment and navigation features that help keep them focused on driving.

“Accenture and Fiat-Chrysler Group are jointly designing, building and managing the technology operations, the mobile platform, that will deliver the next generation of connected services for Fiat-Chrysler Group Uconnect systems in Europe,” said Luca Mentuccia, global senior managing director, Accenture.

“The implementation will use the Accenture Connected Vehicle Business Service, which can help automakers deliver on-board and back-end systems necessary to create connected vehicles, as well as provide the integration with content providers, real-time vehicle diagnostic data and overall program management,” he added.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

The Accenture Connected Vehicle Business Service provides onboard and connectivity solutions; telematics platform and data integration; and end-to-end services to automotive, heavy equipment companies, Tier 1 suppliers, telecommunications and insurance companies.. Through the use of proprietary solutions and assets, Accenture designs, builds and runs range of technology services to improve the customer experience and create efficiencies in areas including real-time predictive monitoring and maintenance. Manufacturers can benefit from new streams of revenues generated by Accenture’s application of analytics, process improvement, program management and integration capabilities for third-party providers.

The Accenture Mobility Managed Services platform can help clients launch and scale mobility offerings quickly on a variable cost basis. The standards-based, open development platform is designed to help reduce complexity through modular design, pre-integration with network operators, device manufacturers and application developers.

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