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ACCESS and BYTON Driving In-Vehicle-Infotainment forward at CES 2020

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ACCESS
Europe GmbH
announces that it will be driving forward In-Vehicle
Infotainment at CES 2020 in a demonstration with Electric Vehicle
manufacturer BYTON and ViacomCBS. At CES 2020, the ACCESS solution will
be shown on the BYTON CES booth (LVCC North Hall, booth 8500), featuring
ViacomCBS content through IVI services on BYTON’s in-car screens.

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Earlier in 2019, ViacomCBS and ACCESS announced a partnership to make
the media company’s TV brands accessible to vehicle passengers via the
ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) system in Germany and are now
demonstrating this on the CES BYTON booth featuring the large screen in
its production vehicle enabling connectivity and future lifestyle in-car
experiences.

“We are very excited to extend our partnership with ViacomCBS and be
part of the Electric Vehicle leader BYTON’s CES demonstration,” said
Kiyo Oishi, President & CEO of ACCESS.

Commenting on the CES BYTON demo, Dr. Neale Foster, CEO, ACCESS Europe
GmbH, said: “Through this CES demo, visitors will see how ACCESS enables
BYTON to provide passengers in its cars with leading ViacomCBS content.
Anyone visiting the BYTON booth at CES cannot help but be excited by the
demonstration of content on these large screens in perhaps the most
exciting car to be released this year – supported by the Twine4Car
solution.”

“As the world of entertainment continues to evolve, ViacomCBS remains
committed to unlocking new opportunities to broaden consumer access to
our brands,” says Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution,
ViacomCBS. “We are thrilled to be working with ACCESS and BYTON at CES
to demonstrate the future of in-vehicle infotainment which will engage
drivers and passengers of all ages like never before through an
immersive entertainment experience.”

“Our aim is to make the BYTON M-Byte a seamless part of your digital
life and easy access to compelling video content will be integral to
that experience,” said Andreas Schaaf, Chief Customer Officer, BYTON.
“Visitors to our CES 2020 booth will see how we’re working with ACCESS
and ViacomCBS to provide infotainment experiences that can only be fully
realized with our groundbreaking BYTON Stage, the industry’s largest
in-car display.”

Twine4Car enables automotive manufacturers to provide branded
entertainment services on the car’s built-in screens and a passenger’s
mobile device (BYOD). Combining a car specific app store with embedded
software, Twine4Car spans the gap between the automotive and the content
industries and enables the car manufacturer to enhance its brand through
building powerful relationships with car owners and passengers.

Features in Twine4Car include:

TWINE App Store: A dedicated in-car app store, to enable OEMs to
make a wide selection of apps available to drivers and passengers within
their own branded in-car platform.

Monetisation and data support: OEMs are able to forge new
business models within the car through pre- and post-roll video
advertising for Head Units and Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE).

Native Android app support: Twine4Car allows for the seamless
integration of Android native applications, creating an immersive user
experience via the OEM-branded IVI interface. This enables OEMs to stay
in full control of the services and create an ideal UX for both native
apps and embedded or API based services.

Sync Play: Twine4Car enables two devices to synchronise the
playback of the same video content, enabling passengers to enjoy content
on the screen in front of them at the same time as other passengers.

Parental/Remote Control: Along with content related control from
any screen in the vehicle, Twine4Car can put parents in charge of the
type and length of content consumed by their children.

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For more information on ACCESS Europe please go to their website here.

For more information on BYTON go to BYTON
Newsroom
.

Official website: www.byton.com