SEATTLE, USA: Airbiquity, a leader in connected car technology and service delivery, announced the addition of two streaming content providers—Slacker Radio and Stitcher—to its Choreo cloud-based connected car services platform and Driver Experience infotainment delivery offering.
Slacker, a leading digital music service, and Stitcher, a mobile leader in on-demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio, are now available to Airbiquity’s automotive manufacturer, tier 1 supplier, and mobile network operator customers fielding and supporting connected car programs around the world.
“Terrestrial radio simply can’t provide the wide range of listener choice and customization that Internet radio can, and an increasing number of listeners are connected car drivers that expect safe and familiar access to Internet radio while driving their cars,” said Steve Cotter, SVP of Business Development, Slacker Radio. “Extending our brand and listening experience to the growing connected car audience is important to Slacker. Working with Airbiquity and their automotive industry customers helps us accomplish this goal.”
As with other applications that have been integrated into Airbiquity’s Choreo platform the Slacker and Stitcher applications feature tight integration between each content provider’s application services and vehicle entertainment systems—Including support for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones.
Bluetooth connectivity, speech recognition technology, and comprehensive application policy configuration features are also enabled for a seamless connected car driver experience while minimizing dangerous driver distractions while the vehicle is in motion.