Aco Tech forms partnerships to boost Atlas user experience
By Digital News Asia June 8, 2022
- To deliver new user experiences for the automotive industry
- Integrate concept of 'humanised connected' lifestyle
Aco Tech has announced a new strategic partnership with UOB Malaysia, Fass Payment Solutions Sdn Bhd (Fasspay), a licensed white label e-wallet provider and homegrown digital energy company, Five Petroleum Malaysia (Five) to deliver new geneneration of user experience, which the company said is tailored for the automotive industry.
Led and developed locally, Atlas is an operating system built as an automotive system solution that runs on the open source Android 10 platform and above, the company said in a statement.
The company said is committed to shape a new automotive ecosystem of connected software and hardware that includes an in-vehicle infotainment system, a mobile application named Atlas Auto and human-touch communications such as wearable technology that connects with the vehicle and the mobile application.
Specifically designed to integrate the concept of 'humanised connected' lifestyle into the drivers’ automotive experience, Aco Tech said that Atlas is a scalable ecosystem that can be customised into the automaker’s development cycle.
The company will collaborate with UOB Malaysia, Fasspay and Five to jointly provide end-to-end in-vehicle connected services, further extending the ecosystem of partners into the company’s proprietary technology that includes:
- Vehicular payment feature: Aco Tech, UOB Malaysia and Fasspay, the provider of fintech backend, will work together to implement a car-based digital wallet system and an integrated automotive payment system that are tailored for the in-car environment. These features will be available by the fourth quarter of 2022; and
- Hassle-free driving experience: The collaboration with Five will further strengthen Atlas’s user experience by offering nationwide automotive-related support through its network of approved service providers, automotive merchants and seamless refuelling experience at FIVE petrol stations.
Additionally, Aco Tech has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand its partnership with Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to continuously develop cloud-based automotive solutions on Huawei Cloud for the regional markets.
“As auto manufacturers strive to deliver a connected and personalised driving experience to the consumers, it is imperative for Atlas to be agile, scalable and ever-evolving,” said Li Pu (pic), CEO of Aco Tech.
“While ensuring our technology capabilities are optimised to rapidly adapt to the demanding needs, building relationships with industry partners continues to be a priority for Aco Tech to provide innovative in-car experiences that make perfect sense to the drivers,” he added.
Li said each partners’ strengths in their respective industries and robust resources have enabled the company to further broaden Atlas’ competencies to ensure it stays relevant and that its offerings are accessible at home, on the road and everywhere in between.
“Essentially, our vision for our technologies is to enrich and complement every part of our users’ lives in the best way possible,” he said.
He also said that a global partnership which focuses on audio streaming experience is well under way and will be announced by the end of June 2022.
The company claimed that there are more than 10,000 automobiles on the road equipped with Atlas and Atlas Auto App.
Atlas is now available in vehicles fitted with Atlas Infotainment Head Unit (IHU) that runs on Android 10.0 and above.
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