Euronews strengthens position in connected cars

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Posted 11 November 2014, 8.32am est

In 2012, Euronews became the first news channel to invest in the automotive market and to be part of a connected, built-in, on-board multimedia system.

Today, Euronews is signing a new global partnership to become the unique news provider for two of Parrot's connected multimedia systems in their Parrot ASTEROID range.

One of the world leaders in hands-free telephone technology and in-car infotainment, Parrot has introduced its ASTEROID range of connected multimedia systems; its goal is to provide access to a world of unprecedented services and content from your vehicle.

With the euronews app, which will be available for free by the end of 2014 on the ASTEROID Market, the drivers and passengers of a car equipped with a Parrot ASTEROID Smart or ASTEROID Tablet will receive news updates in total safety and in real time thanks to Euronews' editorial team of 400 journalists.

Users can select their preferred language out of the 13 options offered by Euronews* and they can opt to have Euronews reports read 'aloud' - using the text-to-speech technology - while they drive. When the car is stationary, they can consult the news directly on the screen. Furthermore, the systems developed by Parrot are equipped with an offline mode to guarantee that any information previously uploaded will remain accessible even when there is no network coverage.

With this new and constantly updated service, you'll be there when the news breaks, even if you're driving.

*Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian

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