P3 Integrates Vivaldi into SPARQ OS, Delivering Flexibility and Savings to Carmakers and Superior Experiences to Consumers
- P3 has integrated and gone live with leading web browser Vivaldi as part of its fast-growing SPARQ OS (Android Automotive operating system) IVI platform
- OEMs which deploy SPARQ gain flexibility, and accelerated time to market, with the opportunity to instantly offer state-of-the-art Vivaldi browsing to their customers
- Carmakers further benefit from economies in time, management and technology resource through Vivaldi pre-certification
- Owners of cars with SPARQ-powered IVI get easy access to Vivaldi’s superior and secure browsing experiences, with no need to download or use other devices
Stuttgart, Germany and Oslo, Norway – 9 March, 2023 – P3, leading provider of in-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems based on Android Automotive, announces that it has integrated the latest version of Vivaldi into its flagship SPARQ OS (operating system) platform. By enabling Vivaldi, now live, SPARQ becomes even more versatile and user-friendly, with benefits for both OEMs and their customers.
Vivaldi is the de facto browser in the most advanced Android Automotive-powered IVI systems on the road today. It is available in Polestar 2 and 3 and Renault’s next-generation cars – Megane E-Tech Electric, All-New Austral, and all future cars with OpenR Link system. It will also be pre-installed in the 2024 Mercedes E-Class.
SPARQ is P3‘s turnkey in-vehicle infotainment solution and is based on Android Automotive OS, the world‘s fastest growing in-car infotainment operating system. With Vivaldi part of the SPARQ ecosystem, carmakers can benefit from extra flexibility, and rapid time to market, while the consumers who purchase their vehicles gain additional choice. OEMs who choose to deploy SPARQ can immediately offer Vivaldi as part of their IVI app store, without the need to secure licences and commercial agreements with Vivaldi. This results in faster time to market to offer Vivaldi to car owners. Meanwhile, the carmaker saves on management and integration time and cost.
A leading Android Automotive OS partner, P3 creates customized IVI systems, enabling car manufacturers to differentiate by providing customers with advanced Android-powered services and superior UX (user experiences).
Vivaldi is the first full-featured browser available for Android Automotive; it offers a feel-at-home experience even when behind the wheel. People can watch, shop, and browse all from the comfort of the car with no need for a smartphone or tablet. With Vivaldi integrated in SPARQ, people will experience easy-to-use, customizable and privacy-friendly browsing. Its unique user interface with a scalable zoom has been specially designed for both big and small screens.
Key user benefits of Vivaldi:
- Stream favorites: Access streaming services easily, without the need for third-party apps. To ensure safety, the browser is functional only when parked. Streaming content will continue audio-only if driving commences.
- Start from where you left off: Sync browser data safely across different devices synced to Vivaldi on phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and computers.
- Stay connected: Take video calls from the driver’s seat and set up access to the go-to web apps.
- Stay safe, browse fast: Block trackers and annoying ads with the built-in Tracker and Ad Blocker.
“We are really excited to be working with P3, a true innovator, and to see Vivaldi browser integrated with SPARQ OS. This is a great solution for carmakers and for car owners alike, and we are thrilled to be part of the fast-growing SPARQ ecosystem.” commented Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, Co-Founder and CEO of Vivaldi.
“Vivaldi is at the vanguard of automotive infotainment today, and delivers the superior in-vehicle user experience today‘s consumers demand,“ said Marius Mailat, P3 digital services Managing Director and CTO. “Introducing Vivaldi is yet another key milestone in the dynamic evolution of SPARQ OS. Thanks to our growing partner ecosystem, our Android Automotive-powered infotainment solution just keeps growing and getting better, while delivering new opportunities for automakers,” he added.
Vivaldi Technologies is an employee-owned company that creates products and services for discerning web users. In everything it does, it believes in putting its users first. With its flexible, and fully customizable browser, it strives to offer the best Internet experience on any device and currently covers platforms such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry_Pi, Android, Android Automotive and very soon on iOS. Vivaldi has two ground rules: privacy is a default, and everything’s an option. In practice, this means building software that protects users’ privacy but also does not track how they use it. It believes private and secure software should be the rule, not the exception. Vivaldi is headquartered in Oslo, with offices in Reykjavik, Boston, and Palo Alto. Learn more about its mission at vivaldi.com.
About P3 digital services
With 26 years’ experience in automotive industry consulting and software development, P3 creates customized in-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) based on Android Automotive OS. SPARQ OS is P3’s flagship IVI solution powered by Android Automotive OS, the fastest growing in-car infotainment operating system today. P3 helps car manufacturers to differentiate by delivering advanced top-bottom custom Human-Machine Interface (HMI), service layer and Vehicle Hardware Abstraction Layer (VHAL) integration. Major car and truck makers rely on P3 innovations, including Renault Trucks Oxygen.
P3 digital services is part of P3 group, a leading international technology consulting and software development company with a rapidly growing team of more than 1,600 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement innovative solutions to today’s complex technology challenges. With customers spanning a wide range of sectors, including automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and energy industries, P3 provides a broad portfolio of services and proprietary tools that add tangible value to businesses and the customers they serve. P3 works in in close collaboration with network operators, equipment vendors, device manufacturers, public safety organizations and regulatory authorities around the world. www.p3-group.com
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