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Telenav, Alpine instant upgrade for Auto Infotainment

  • May 28, 2020
  • William Payne

Telenav and Alpine Electronics have collaborated to develop an easy, low cost way to upgrade existing in-vehicle infotainment. Users can now do this by plugging Alpine’s infotainment device with Telenav’s VIVID infotainment system into their car’s USB port. 

Alpine is a leading manufacturer of automotive electronic components.

Santa-Clara based Telenav is a provider of connected-car and location-based services. Its VIVID system is a new cloud-first, in-vehicle infotainment system that combines online entertainment and information with hybrid navigation and integrated online smart voice assistant.

OEMs can also update their in-market infotainment solutions with the VIVID-Alpine infotainment product in the after-market. This allows OEMs to keep their customers abreast of the latest in automotive digital technology.

“Our partnership with Alpine is great news for OEMs and vehicle owners alike,” stated Sal Dhanani, Telenav co-founder and chief operating officer. “Alpine’s Infotainment Stick with VIVID will be easily applied to vehicles supporting MirrorLink® by simply plugging it in to instantly start enjoying a delightful connected-car experience. With VIVID, consumers will be able to get a cloud-connected solution that will seamlessly integrate navigation, online music services, and a smart voice assistant for a safe, enjoyable, hands-free experience that is always fresh through ‘over-the-air’ software updates.” 

“We’re proud to partner with Telenav in delivering a revolutionary in-car experience that fuses entertainment, navigation, and smart-assistant technology,” said Yasuhiro Ikeuchi, president Alpine Electronics GmbH. “With car users around the world demanding easy access to maps, multi-media, and more, the Alpine infotainment device with VIVID One is a vital addition to many drivers’ in-car experience.”