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AUPEO!® Personal Radio First Audio App Certified For MirrorLink™ by Volkswagen

BERLIN, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AUPEO!®, subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, announced today the availability of its infotainment service to Volkswagen cars. Already collaborating with Audi, the audio streaming platform extends its service to additional Volkswagen Group brands through the integration with MirrorLink™.

AUPEO! brings its music discovery experience to infotainment system through any MirrorLink enabled Smartphone. The MirrorLink integration allows for the user to display and manage the AUPEO! app directly from the head unit. The simple interface enables the user to safely perform all core functions of the AUPEO! application: access the selection of more than 200 hand-picked stations from all genres and time periods, select a preferred station, love and ban songs to adjust the music stream to their tastes and save their musical preferences. "We are very pleased to work with Volkswagen as it is a recognition of the quality of our service." says Holger Weiss, CEO of AUPEO!.

AUPEO! is the first audio app to team up with Volkswagen cars on MirrorLink technology. With its in-car optimized user interface and its global reach, AUPEO! provides an ideal fit for Volkswagen's customers around the globe. The service will be initially available for use with the 2014 Volkswagen Polo. Buyers of new Volkswagen Group cars equipped with MirrorLink™ capable infotainment systems will be offered a 30-day trial of AUPEO! Premium. When the trial expires, they can subscribe to AUPEO! Premium to continue to receive higher sound quality with no commercials.

About AUPEO!
Founded in Berlin in 2008, AUPEO! is a leading provider of personalized audio streams for the web and Internet-capable devices ("connected devices"). It features high-quality radio stations that allow users to compile their own individual music programs and receive recommendations for songs. AUPEO! developed especially for the fast growing market of connected-car services and is being considered today leader in this respective field. Since its acquisition in April 2013 AUPEO! has been working with Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, to provide a content delivery platform that complements Panasonic's automotive product lines. According to global information and analytics company IHS, Panasonic is the worldwide leader in automotive infotainment systems.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic automotive, please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/automotive.

About Volkswagen Group
The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The Volkswagen Group is also active in other fields of business, such as manufacturing large-bore diesel engines, turbomachinery, or compressors. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management.


Media Contact: Corinne Lembe Mayunga, AUPEO!, +49 30 4000568-08, [email protected]

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