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June 01, 2015 9:38 PM ET


Company Overview of Clarion Corporation of America

Company Overview

Clarion Corporation of America distributes audio and mobile electronics equipment for automakers. It offers in-vehicle smart phone controllers; car television and audio systems; fixed and transportable navigation systems, multimedia source units, overhead and headrest monitors, and rear vision cameras; and commercial vision systems. The company also provides marine equipment, such as source units, remote controls, amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and illumination grilles. It serves automobile, boat, recreational vehicle, and commercial vehicle manufacturers through its authorized dealers in the United States. Clarion Corporation of America has a strategic partnership with Google. The compan...

6200 Gateway Drive

Cypress, CA 90630

United States

Founded in 1967

Key Executives for Clarion Corporation of America

Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Marketing & Product Planning
Vice President
Special Advisor
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Clarion Corporation of America Key Developments

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation and Clarion Corporation of America Join Forces to Accelerate the Development of Connected Cars

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation announced a partnership with Clarion Corporation of America to jointly research and develop new data-driven solutions for deployment in the next generation of Clarion in-vehicle connectivity products. The collaboration will give drivers and manufacturers usable insights that will lead to improved auto performance and safety, increasing value across the burgeoning market for connected cars. It is expected that by 2020, 50 billion devices - smart physical objects - will be connected to each other and to humans using the Internet. IDC estimates 42% of all data will come from machines in that same timeframe. Together, Hitachi Data Systems and Clarion will further explore this data-driven side of in-vehicle connectivity to bring connected services to existing cars, trucks and fleets. This collaboration builds upon strengths of each company and aims to establish packaged solutions that obtain, correlate, and visualize onboard data (OBD) that will be available in nearly all automobiles. The 2 companies expect to formulate new physical and virtual solutions that bring added value to both the consumer and the manufacturer by providing more intelligent and enhanced onboard equipment, and by fostering a closer relationship between the provider and the end user. With a focus on safety, performance and value, Hitachi Data Systems and Clarion are looking at ways to innovate by correlating a variety of data streams to bring unique insights to the entire ecosystem. With enhanced infotainment and telematics services, drivers will be able to safely access new in-car services, such as weather and GPS data, to enable continued mobile connectivity even as models evolve. Ultimately these new M2M technologies and capabilities will enable connected cars to interact with their environments, sharing important information with and from connected cities.

Clarion Corporation of America and Subaru of America Inc. Debut Subaru STARLINK Infotainment System

Clarion Corporation of America and Subaru of America Inc. announced the debut of the Subaru STARLINK infotainment system, utilizing Clarion’s Smart Access platform, in all 2015 model year Subaru Legacy and Outback models. Co-developed by Clarion and Subaru, STARLINK features advanced cloud connectivity that allows users to connect effortlessly to the cloud via the Smart Access platform. Designed to support both Apple iPhone iOS and Android smartphones, Subaru STARLINK users can utilize the vehicle’s standard Bluetooth, or USB interface to connect their devices to the vehicle’s head unit display and then access select apps and services safely and effortlessly. The platform debuts with iHeartRadio, an all-in-one digital music service featuring millions of songs and thousands of radio stations in one free app, as well as news and weather information apps. In addition, it can automatically push the user’s calendar data directly to the vehicle’s head unit display. Notably, additional apps and services will be made available in the future without requiring vehicle software updates. Drivers can access these functionalities via the Subaru STARLINK App. The Subaru STARLINK App is now available as a free download from Google Play and iTunes app stores and the technology will be offered on more Subaru vehicle models in the near future.

Clarion Joins the Google Open Automotive Alliance as a Contributing Member

Clarion announced that the company has become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance. The OAA is a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars. Working together, members of the alliance will bring a new in-vehicle connectivity experience to Android-based smartphone users including a streamlined 'designed-for-car' interface and the ability to use many of their favorite apps while driving by simply projecting them on to the vehicle's screen.

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