BEAN TECH selects automotive content aggregation solution from ACCESS

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 
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BEAN TECH selects ACCESS Twine™ For Car to provide integrated in-vehicle infotainment services

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — ACCESS Europe GmbH today announces that its ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) platform has been chosen by BEAN TECH to power an integrated in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system for next-generation vehicles. Content for the service is being provided by NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), a subsidiary of ACCESS Europe and a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems. The joint ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) and BEAN TECH solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) was successfully demonstrated at IAA Mobility event held in Munich in September 2021.

The combination of Twine4Car and NetRange provides automotive OEMs with access to the widest range of content, including leading international premium VoD programming, sports, games, news, and linear TV channels through hundreds of apps from over 100 countries. Together they remove the headaches of negotiating complex rights deals across multiple countries, which are essential in launching modern, adaptable, and worldwide entertainment solutions for the car, and allow BEAN TECH to concentrate on their core intelligent driving services. Based on providing the widest range of content and premium services, Twine4Car with NetRange is a highly cost-efficient bundled solution that saves customer costs on content and services integration, as well as software licensing and integration.

“We are delighted to kick off our partnership with BEAN TECH by enabling vehicle manufacturers to deliver connected content in Europe. The combination of Twine4Car and NetRange content solves a big problem for automotive OEMs today,” says Michi Uematsu, CTO, ACCESS Europe. “ACCESS has a unique history of helping OEMs navigate the global shift to in-car entertainment. We have experience of providing software solutions for over 30 million cars, we are truly global, and through NetRange we bring OTT know-how and content that is simply unmatched anywhere else.”

“Connected services in the car are set to become a key battleground for OEMs, and content is at the heart of it. Twine4Car provides access to audio and video services through a software development kit which makes it easy for us to apply services to OEM branding. This is crucial for how we will together enable auto OEMs to deploy advanced IVI experiences in next-generation cars launching in 2021 and beyond,” said Mr. Pingsheng Xie, CEO at BEAN TECH. “Together with the amazing content that NetRange brings, we are able to put our customers at a significant competitive advantage as the era of the connected car takes off.”

ACCESS’ innovative Twine4Car system is a unique content aggregation platform for automotive that brings together the latest in IVI technology and premium content for the first time in an OEM-branded interface. Twine4Car acts as a central hub for all in-vehicle media services and brings content from multiple partners across the world and a wide range of apps, TV services and VOD offerings for a multitude of markets. Twine4Car is a flexible solution that will work on any OS, including Android, Linux and QNX-based systems, and is pre-integrated with major DRM solutions.