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Agero Connected Services to Power Acura's Next-Generation AcuraLink® Connected Car System

Agero's Virtual Dashboard Lets Owners Communicate with their Car via Handset, Enhancing the Acura Ownership Experience

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agero Connected Services has been selected by Acura to provide the core services to Acura's new cloud-based connected car system AcuraLink.® Agero's system, which includes providing mobile apps and embedded architecture, debuts in spring 2013 on the all-new 2014 Acura RLX luxury sedan.

AcuraLink, a fully connected multi-modal application suite, provides drivers with enhanced convenience, infotainment, safety and security to drivers through Agero's customizable mobility platform, delivering the benefits of embedded in-vehicle technology and personalized content via cloud-enabled connectivity with the car. 

AcuraLink users can now simply and conveniently interact with their connected car. Features like virtual dashboard enable Acura owners to monitor vehicle maintenance and performance remotely. Another feature allows owners to send destination information seamlessly from their phone to the RLX's navigation screen. AcuraLink incorporates a host of additional utilities allowing secure access to the vehicle's systems, including remote door and alarm system management.

"The services and the unique remote interfaces that Agero has developed for this program help us to provide world-class, cloud-based services to our Acura RLX owners," said Charles Koch, large project leader for AcuraLink.

"AcuraLink brings the ownership experience beyond the car and personalizes Acura's brand experience to the AcuraLink user," said Charles Cavolina, president of Agero Connected Services. "Owners of the new RLX will wonder how they ever got along without the connected services."

AcuraLink is powered by Agero's next-generation, flexible Machine-to-Machine telematics platform that enables manufacturers to design customized solutions for specific markets and vehicle segments. Agero's platform supports end-to-end, turnkey connected vehicle and multi-modal solutions that incorporate open protocols, wireless account management, service and content integration, and customer relationship management. "Agero's experience serving 11 automotive brands with best-in-class solutions has helped AcuraLink deliver the next generation in mobile capabilities," added Cavolina.

For More Information

Additional media information including features and high-resolution photography of the 2014 Acura RLX is available at www.acuranews.com. Consumer information is available at www.acura.com.

About Agero Connected Services

Agero Connected Services is a leading provider of private-labeled, connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance and aftermarket industries. Agero Connected Services innovated the connected car market over 15 years ago and has led the development and management of systems for over 11 global automotive brands. Based in Medford, MA, and Dallas, TX, the company has operations throughout North America and offices in Europe. For more information, visit www.agero.com

About Acura

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers in the United States. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.

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