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2019.05.21

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ACCESS and BreezoMeter empower car OEMs to positively impact in-journey health

The partnership will enable OEMs to provide drivers with up-to-date air quality and pollen data during their drive and at their destination

Oberhausen, 21 May 2019ACCESS CO., LTD today announced that it has partnered with BreezoMeter, a provider of location-based global air quality and pollen data. Their complete air pollution and pollen solution for data awareness and actionability allows users to take control of the air they breathe, at home, at work, or on-the-go. The partnership will provide drivers and intelligent cars around the world with first-in-class, accurate, and relevant air quality and <a href="https://breezometer.com/products/pollen-api" target="_blank" onclick="gaTrackEvent('' , ‘https://breezometer.com/products/pollen-api’);null” rel=”noopener”>pollen data in real-time. BreezoMeter’s data service will be available as a component of <a href="https://www.access-company.com/en/products/multiscreen/twine-car/" target="_blank" onclick="gaTrackEvent('' , ‘https://www.access-company.com/en/products/multiscreen/twine-car/’);null” rel=”noopener”>ACCESS’s Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) infotainment service platform, empowering drivers and intelligent cars to choose healthier routes and destinations.

The partnership responds to the growing concerns over air pollution worldwide where vehicles are seen as a major contributor, especially in urban areas. According to the World Health Organisation,<a href="https://www.who.int/airpollution/en/" target="_blank" onclick="gaTrackEvent('' , ‘https://www.who.int/airpollution/en/’);null” rel=”noopener”> 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution exceeds its guideline limits. While reducing air pollution globally is key to long-term health and environmental improvements, ACCESS and BreezoMeter recognized that there was a way to empower car OEMs to positively influence the lives of global citizens. By integrating relevant location-based air quality data into automotive infotainment systems that consumers already use every day, each journey can be tailored to include the healthiest option as well as the fastest or least distance.

ACCESS’ and BreezoMeter’s collaboration will empower drivers to choose healthier routes

ACCESS’ and BreezoMeter’s collaboration will empower drivers to choose healthier routes

“ACCESS and BreezoMeter both understand that passengers and drivers can be exposed to high levels of air pollution during journeys. Through this partnership, ACCESS and BreezoMeter support the healthy choices of road users by providing accurate air quality and pollen data in real-time from the cloud. With our information at their fingertips, drivers can control their driving environment to reduce their exposure to harmful pollutants present in the ambient air, thus better protecting their health and that of their families.” said Ran Korber, CEO and Co-founder of BreezoMeter.

Twine4Car is a unique solution encompassing connected entertainment and value added services and applications. BreezoMeter features for Twine4Car will include location based air quality and pollen information, color coded heatmaps, localized pollutant information and forecasts for forthcoming pollen and air quality.

“Air quality has become an important topic in international health debates, and OEMs are in a unique position to help their customers control the quality of the air they breathe,” said Dr. Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe. “Our partnership with BreezoMeter recognizes that air quality is an important issue and car OEMs can make a positive impact. Together we will empower drivers and intelligent cars to ensure car users drive, commute, and travel in healthier, more protected environments.”

ACCESS’ solutions have been shipped in over 1.5 billion devices worldwide to provide connected entertainment in cars, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and more.  ACCESS works with Tier 1s, studios, broadcasters, content rights owners, consultants, the legal profession, licensing and collecting societies, Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and infrastructure providers to help make the next generation of compelling in-car services a reality.

Note to Editors: for more information or to arrange a briefing with an ACCESS spokesperson please contact Platform Communications: ACCESS@platformcomms.com, or +44 (0) 207 486 4900.

About ACCESS
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops embedded software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
Adding to its solutions for the TV and automotive industries, ACCESS is also utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge to help the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.

About BreezoMeter
BreezoMeter is an award-winning big data company, with headquarters in Haifa, Israel, and offices in the United States. They provide air quality and pollen data via API to myriad industries, including automotive, smart home and HVAC, medical device and pharmaceutical, smart cities and more. Their complete air pollution and pollen solution for data awareness and actionability allows users to take control of the air they breathe, at home, at work, or on-the-go.
Derived from governmental sensors, satellites, weather patterns, transportation dynamics and other sources, BreezoMeter uses innovative technology in machine learning and big data analytics to provide end users with accurate and precise air quality data, including pollutant concentrations. The data as a service is available via API for integration into almost any device or service.
For more information: www.breezometer.com

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