Faurecia and Aptoide are creating a 50/50 joint venture to develop and operate Android app store solutions for the global automotive market.

The French supplier maintains the joint venture offers OEMs an “affordable and secured” automotive apps market, available worldwide with adaptable content per region.

The Aptoide app store offers 1m Android apps covering a variety of use cases such as gaming, navigation, content streaming services, point of interest recommendations or parking.

Aptoide also offers an integrated secure payment mechanism supporting OEM strategies for service monetisation, while securing vehicle and occupants’ data privacy.

Within the joint venture, Aptoide brings an ecosystem offering a range of android apps and distribution expertise. Faurecia brings a customer portfolio, systems integration capabilities in In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and cybersecurity knowledge.

“I am delighted to partner with Aptoide to provide new digital experiences to consumers and allow our OEM customers to create new business models through this flexible solution,” said Faurecia CEO, Patrick Koller.

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