Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer plans next month to announce OEM partners for Zypr, its voice-controlled web services platform for OEM infotainment systems, smartphones, tablets, TVs and PCs.
July's announcements will include automaker partners and other OEM partners, a spokesman said.
Zypr, formerly called
(Platform for the integration of Internet Services), operates as a web-services hub that lets users centralize multiple web service accounts, such as social networking and Internet radio services, for access across multiple devices and multiple brands of devices. Zypr users could access their services with a similar user interface across compatible in-car infotainment systems, TVs, tablets and other CE devices from multiple brands. All logins would be centralized for simpler access.
Zypr would also voice-enable the applications and make possible "mashups" of apps, integrating the apps to work together in previously unavailable ways, the spokesman said.
More than 20 companies have partnered so far to offer apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yelp, Voicebox, AccuWeather, Slacker Radio, Tuner2 Radio, WCities and XAD. The latest was traffic-information provider Inrix, enabling Zypr app makers to integrate real-time Inrix traffic data with location-based services and with such services as Twitter, Facebook and Yelp.