iNAGO and NNG Announce Partnership
iNAGO’s conversational voice assistant HMI will expand the capabilities of NNG’s NavFusion Platform
TOKYO, Japan – June 3, 2015 – NNG LLC and iNAGO Inc. will be working together to develop an intelligent, conversational in-car assistant that helps drivers stay informed and stay in touch, while making their cars smarter.
As NNG continues to add content and services to its navigation portfolio, it understands the need for drivers to access the information they need in a safe, intelligent, and natural way. NNG has chosen iNAGO’s netpeople technology to bring these services to the car through NNG’s recently announced NavFusion Platform. iNAGO’s reputation for rapid deployment, innovation, and high quality were key factors in NNG choosing iNAGO as its partner.
“iNAGO is a gamechanger in the automotive industry,” said Jim Robnett, Vice President of Business Development at NNG. “By combining iNAGO’s netpeople platform with our NavFusion Platform, drivers will have a much more realistic way of dictating voice commands in the vehicle. We’re really happy to have teamed up with such an innovative company and think that together we’ll have the opportunity to improve the core driving experience – making it more intuitive, more interactive, and above all, safer.”
Conversely, as iNAGO expands its market beyond Japan, iNAGO has chosen NNG as a global partner because of NNG’s position as a market leader in automotive navigation. “iNAGO is proud to have NNG as its first partner in North America,” Ron Di Carlantonio, CEO and Founder of iNAGO, explains. “NNG is known worldwide for the quality and breadth of their iGO navigation solutions. iNAGO’s netpeople assistant provides a smart, conversational way for drivers to find the information they need – and iGO provides the platform and navigation to get them there.”
At TU-Automotive Detroit 2015, NNG and iNAGO will introduce the NNG Assistant, based on iNAGO’s netpeople assistant platform. Drivers can interact with the NNG Assistant simply by talking to it, making for a safe, useful, and enjoyable experience.
About NNG LLC:
NNG develops cutting edge infotainment and navigation software for the global market, focusing heavily on automotive grade navigation technology. The company offers on-board, 3D navigation applications that incorporate connected features and a universal online update portal. NNG’s goal is to make in-car infotainment and navigation easy, fun, safe and integrated through all communication devices for everybody on board. Unique features and advanced technology, combined with a high level of flexibility, enable fast time-to-market at a low development cost.
The award winning iGO Navigation Software is currently installed in more than 20 million devices worldwide with over 30 million signed orders from 34 global car brands. NNG continues to strengthen its global footprint through 11 offices around the world, including Hungary, Japan (2x), the United States (3x), Switzerland, Australia, Israel, India, and China.
NNG was the recipient of the 2013/14 European Business Award, winning ”Growth Strategy of the Year”, is the proud Winner of 2014 Gold Stevie® Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year in Europe, and has also won numerous product awards through its partners.
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About iNAGO Inc.:
iNAGO Inc. is creating the next generation of voice interaction with its advanced netpeople technology. By delivering online content and services to drivers and other consumers through a smart natural-language assistant, netpeople is enabling companies to change what is possible in the car…and everywhere else. iNAGO and its netpeople technology are currently used by major automotive, PC, and mobile companies. To date, iNAGO has primarily focused on providing the next generation of technology in Japan. iNAGO is now bringing that innovation to the rest of the world.
To discover more about iNAGO, please see www.inago.com.
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