Clarion Launches Two New Apps for the Smart Access Platform Available on SUBARU STARLINK™ Equipped Vehicles.

CYPRESS, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in automotive infotainment and advanced driver safety and assistance systems, announced today the availability of two new apps available on the Smart Access platform for SUBARU STARLINK™ equipped vehicles.

RightTrack™ Test Drive from Liberty Mutual Insurance, an app that monitors driving habits and provides drivers with tips on how to drive safer, helping them lower their insurance rates and improve their safe driving skills, will be available directly on the infotainment system screens of new and current vehicles featuring factory-installed systems equipped with Clarion’s Smart Access cloud-based infotainment platform. Subaru is the first automotive manufacturer to offer the app on its Smart Access powered SUBARU STARLINK™ infotainment system, providing Subaru owners the ability to take advantage of Liberty Mutual’s offerings.

 

“People buy a Subaru because of the brand’s legendary safety, reliability and value, and for those who have opted for the SUBARU STARLINK™ infotainment systems in their vehicles, Subaru has been able to continually offer more value in the form of app additions and updates to the platform,” said Anthony Landamia, Infotainment Product Manager at Subaru. “Through our partnership with Clarion and Liberty Mutual, we are now able to extend even greater value to Subaru owners in the form of real-time driver assessment and coaching, and reduced insurance premiums for their safe driving habits.”

 

In addition to the RightTrack™ Test Drive app from Liberty Mutual, Clarion has also added the Quick Reference Guide, created by Tweddle, to its Smart Access platform specifically for future SUBARU STARLINK™ equipped vehicles. The Quick Reference Guide app is a digital version of the vehicle’s original hardcopy quick reference guides that come standard in all new Subaru vehicles. The app features In- Vehicle Help (IVH) that provides an interactive, searchable, model-specific concierge to the infotainment touchscreen. Currently, the Quick Guide app includes EyeSight®, SUBARU STARLINK™ Infotainment, and a vehicle overview. While Subaru will continue to include paper versions of these guides in its vehicles, this is Subaru’s first step toward going paperless.

 

For more information about Clarion’s Smart Access platform, please visit www.clarionsmartaccess.com.

 

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information, visit media.subaru.com. SUBARU STARLINK™ is a trademark of Subaru/Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

 

About Tweddle Group

With over 800 employees and offices in North America, China, Italy and Belgium, Tweddle Group is a leading provider of information and publishing solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers.

Tweddle’s unique combination of services encompasses content development, management and delivery of Vehicle Information to support OEM service and owner information initiatives. Multiple OEMs rely on Tweddle to deliver innovative solutions designed to increase customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.tweddle.com

 

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About Clarion

Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion.com/us.

 

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