Clarion and Evolved Vehicle Environments (EVE) Join Forces to Seamlessly Connect Home and Car


Cypress, Calif., Jan 8, 2018 - Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, announced today the selection of Evolved Vehicle Environment's EVEConnect solution as a premier connected home service provider for Clarion's Smart Access connected car platform.

EVEConnect integrates connected home devices from a number of platforms into one easily accessible environment. The solution enables users to control locks, garage doors, lights, thermostats and more from the in-dash touchscreen of vehicles equipped with Clarion's powerful Smart Access infotainment platform. Ergonomically designed for safe and effective in-car use, EVEConnect provides seamless connectivity and functionality that aims to reduce driver distraction.

"This is an exciting opportunity to work with Clarion and be part of their leading Smart Access infotainment platform," stated Warren Butland, Co-Founder & EVP of Global Sales of Evolved Vehicle Environments. "Through EVEConnect, we are showing the world that being able to access your connected home from your car is the next stage of the connected IoT space."

Increased connectivity means increased peace of mind. "Everyone at some point has left their home and wondered whether the door was locked or the garage door was left open," explains Jason Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO of Evolved Vehicle Environments. "With EVEConnect integrated into Clarion's Smart Access system, you can check the status of the door lock or the garage door from your vehicle dashboard, and confirm that they are actually secure."

EVEConnect can even automate the processes through automation "scenes," which are a series of functions that can be made to correspond to specific events such as leaving or arriving home. Using geofencing technology, EVEConnect can sense vehicle location and initiate a series of desired functions. Using the "Leaving Home" scene for instance, EVEConnect closes the garage door, locks the exterior doors of the home, turns off the lights and sets the smart thermostat to "away" mode. When the sequence is complete, a notification is displayed on the vehicle dashboard. EVEConnect also offers flexibility. Scenes are fully customizable and users have the option of creating their own scenes, tailored to their individual routines and needs.

Exclusive to Clarion, Smart Access is the world's most advanced and extensive cloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform. Smart Access is a fully scalable and secure connectivity platform designed to provide proactive real-time information flow, between the connected car and connected home, allowing access to information that redefines the connected car experience. Learn more on the web at www.clarion.com.

"Consistently improving and enhancing our Smart Access infotainment platform by teaming up with enabling solutions providers like Evolved Vehicle Environments is part of what makes Clarion's in-car infotainment systems so desirable to carmakers and solutions integrators," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning of Clarion Corporation of America. "By integrating EVEConnect into the Smart Access platform, we are helping people automate, control and check the status of their connected home and IoT devices safely while driving and away from their homes."

About EVE

Headquarted in Ottawa, Canada, Evolved Vehicle Environments (EVE), manufacturer of the EVEConnect software ecosystem, was founded by partners Jason Taylor and Warren Butland. EVE’s partners include household names such as WINK, NEST, SmartThings, Insteon, Chamberlain and Bosch/Siemens. EVE currently has Tesla users in 32 countries. EVE continues to innovate, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies as the next frontier. To learn more about EVE, please visit www.eve.solutions. Follow EVE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EvolvedVehicleEnvironments/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/SolutionEVE.

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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