Agero Connected Services and XSe, developers of future technologies in the field of embedded systems, announced a strategic partnership to develop a unique, automotive-quality, connected reference platform for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.
"We will integrate our software stack, optimized for connectivity to the outside world, with our operating system to provide the best performing solution in the market and enable Agero to deliver a new kind of user experience in IVI," said Rainer Oder, managing director of XSe. IVI is a rapidly growing market that combines a wide range of elements essential to a progressive and enjoyable automotive environment, including access to music, news, Internet, multimedia, navigation and phone communications. The Agero-XSe partnership leverages their combined automotive knowledge and expertise to offer motorists a personalized and satisfying IVI experience.
Agero specializes in the development of cloud-based in-vehicle services spanning safety, security, data/diagnostics, location-based content, navigation and lifestyle. XSe, based in Villingen, Germany and with a U.S. office in Detroit, specializes in providing hardware and software solutions integrated into the electronics architecture of vehicles. Its OPTstack operating system is unique performance, flexibility and optimization for the underlying hardware in the system. OPTstack is supported on 14 different System-on-Chip (SoC) designs including both Intel and ARM architectures.
"We wanted to collaborate with a partner that has proven experience in optimizing embedded automotive technologies to unlock the true power of the cloud within the automotive domain," said Frank Hirschenberger, Agero senior director of Innovation.
Agero Connected Services (ACS) is a leading provider of private-labeled, connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance and aftermarket industries. Based in Dallas, Texas, ACS launched the connected car market over 15 years ago and has led the development and management of systems for over 11 global automotive brands. ACS is a division of Medford, Mass.-based Agero, Inc., the leader in roadside assistance, claims management and emergency services in the automotive and insurance industries. For more information, visit www.agero.com.
About XS Embedded
XSe, a privately held German corporation located in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, specializes in the development of future technologies in the field of embedded systems. Primary business segments consist of development and services within the automotive industry, medical engineering and within additional industry-specific submarkets. For more information, visit www.xse.de