Chinese smart EV company Xpeng has selected the Access Twine for Car (Twine4Car) in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution to provide an array of applications, games and streaming services for its new portfolio of EVs. The first vehicle to benefit from the technology will be the all-electric Xpeng P7, which is scheduled to reach customers beginning in summer 2023.
In the future, existing Xpeng owners and users will be able to upgrade their vehicles to include the Access Twine4Car IVI via an over-the-air (OTA) software update.
“We want to provide our drivers in Europe with a new level of sophistication and ease by using a more thoughtful approach to mobility,” said Eric Xu, vice president, international markets, Xpeng. “We selected Access Twine4Car as our in-vehicle infotainment provider to create a mobility experience that’s more intuitive and enjoyable — our vehicles are designed to move people emotionally as well as physically.”
The Twine4Car Platform has been developed specifically for the automotive sector and enables OEMs to provide branded in-car entertainment services. The Twine4Car app store includes many well-known social and productivity apps which can be used by the driver or passengers when a vehicle is parked or charging.
As part of the agreement, Access will deliver a new game portal to Xpeng vehicles which includes console-class games with the latest high-compression streaming technology. This enables users to play streamed games even when using a low-speed connection.
“Our unique ability to provide an IVI system designed for next-generation cars combined with a dedicated app store featuring awesome games, must-have apps and leading video services, enables Xpeng to provide infotainment experiences that will delight its drivers,” said Masahiro Aono, CEO, Access Europe.
“Whether its drivers wanting to stream their favorite songs and podcasts, or passengers looking to watch their favorite videos and access their favorite social media platforms, we look forward to enabling connected infotainment experiences that match the beauty and quality of Xpeng’s exciting new electric vehicles.”