Marcopolo Revolutionizes Bus Driving and Travel Experience With Ixonos IVI Connect Infotainment Solution
HELSINKI, Finland and CAXIAS DO SUL, Brazil, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Ixonos has signed a contract to deliver the user experience design and software for
Marcopolo’s next generation infotainment solution for its future luxury coaches. The
infotainment system utilizes Ixonos IVI Connect solution, which integrates in-vehicle
infotainment systems with mobile devices and cloud. Ixonos also designs the
human-machine-interface (HMI) and user experience for both driver and the passengers. The
system will be implemented in mass production by Marcopolo in due time.
“We are extremely proud to work together with Marcopolo, a leader for luxury buses.
From the beginning we noticed that the passion, innovativeness and technology perfection
is shared by both companies. Together we will create an infotainment revolution the
transportation industry has not seen yet.” says Timo Salminen, Head of Automotive at
“Our choice for Ixonos as a long term partner comes from their proven experience on
the mobile and innovative connectivity solutions. Technology is converging to a point
where everyone wants to be connected, carrying a world of possibilities in their own
devices, and we at Marcopolo want to proportionate a differentiated experience to all in
contact with our vehicles in this connected world”, says Edson Mainieri, Corporate
Engineering Director at Marcopolo.
Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies,
software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our
corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring
mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling
superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services.
We have offices in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the
U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2011, the company’s turnover was
81.4 million euros and its operating profit was 1.9 million euros.
Marcopolo is a leader in the Brazilian market in the bus sector and is positioned
among the biggest manufacturers in the world. It amplified production and
commercialization operations and, today, it has an active presence in more than a hundred
countries in five continents. Established in 1949 Marcopolo is today a global leader in
bus body manufacturing with more than 18.000 employees globally.
For more information, please contact:
Timo Salminen, Head of Automotive, tel. +49-151-6291-7899,
Antti Aumo, Vice President Marketing, tel. +358-40-5050-477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter Cruz, Corp. Manager Strategy/Marketing, tel. +55-54-2101-4942,
Ixonos’ website [http://www.ixonos.com ]
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SOURCE Ixonos Plc