TuneIn Added to DENSO's Smartphone-Based Telematics Service "smart
Japanese TOYOTA Drivers Can Now Enjoy Over 70,000 Stations, Broadcast
From Around the Globe
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 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
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
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan,
is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology,
systems and components in the areas o
f 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.
Allison + Partners for TuneIn
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