Las Vegas, NV/ Pune, India - January 7, 2013:KPIT Cummins (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global leader in product engineering solutions for the automotive industry, and Livio, a leading provider of in-vehicle mobile apps to cars, today announced a strategic partnership to enable seamless connectivity between multiple consumer devices, mobile apps and the infotainment head unit. The partnership will allow consumers to bring Livio enabled apps easily to the head unit as well as on the smartphones, and will eliminate the need for constant support and one-on-one integration between individual apps and head units.
Under this partnership, the Livio Connect API will be integrated into KPIT’s production-ready infotainment software framework “KIVI” (KPIT In-Vehicle Infotainment). With this integration, Livio-enabled apps can be accessed through the vehicle’s voice and touch controls in a safe manner.
“We are excited to bring the benefits of Livio’s innovative technology to our customers in a pre-integrated, production-ready software framework for easy adoption in IVI systems” said Anup Sable, Senior VP & Head, Automotive & Allied Engineering, KPIT Cummins. “KIVI is designed to future-proof IVI systems by bringing in new features and cutting-edge technologies, like Livio, even to existing IVI systems rapidly.”
“KPIT’s team has remarkable knowledge of the infotainment tech space and production issues. I’m proud to say that they have selected Livio Connect to bring in smartphone apps to the car. With this partnership, OEMs now have access to Livio Connect app partners through KIVI (KPIT In-vehicle Infotainment) platform in a pre-integrated, production-validated form," said Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO, Livio.
KIVI is a uniquely architected software framework that enables car-makers to embrace changes faster. KIVI allows bringing in native and 3rd party downloadable apps/ features quickly and securely through unique software updates and app deployment framework making the car an integral part of digital social life of consumers. KIVI also enables integration of safety and driver assistance systems, vehicle tracking and remote diagnostics services.