Marcopolo Revolutionizes Bus Driving and Travel Experience with Ixonos IVI Connect Infotainment Solution

HELSINKI, Finland and CAXIAS DO SUL, Brazil - Ixonos has signed a contract to deliver the user experience design and software for Marcopolo's next generation infotainment solution for its future luxury coaches. The infotainment system utilizes Ixonos IVI Connect solution, which integrates in-vehicle infotainment systems with mobile devices and cloud. Ixonos also designs the human-machine-interface (HMI) and user experience for both driver and the passengers. The system will be implemented in mass production by Marcopolo in due time.

"We are extremely proud to work together with Marcopolo, a leader for luxury buses. From the beginning we noticed that the passion, innovativeness and technology perfection is shared by both companies. Together we will create an infotainment revolution the transportation industry has not seen yet." says Timo Salminen, Head of Automotive at Ixonos.

"Our choice for Ixonos as a long term partner comes from their proven experience on the mobile and innovative connectivity solutions. Technology is converging to a point where everyone wants to be connected, carrying a world of possibilities in their own devices, and we at Marcopolo want to proportionate a differentiated experience to all in contact with our vehicles in this connected world", says Edson Mainieri, Corporate Engineering Director at Marcopolo.

About Ixonos

Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services.

We have offices in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2011, the company's turnover was 81.4 million euros and its operating profit was 1.9 million euros.

About Marcopolo

Marcopolo is a leader in the Brazilian market in the bus sector and is positioned among the biggest manufacturers in the world. It amplified production and commercialization operations and, today, it has an active presence in more than a hundred countries in five continents. Established in 1949 Marcopolo is today a global leader in bus body manufacturing with more than 18.000 employees globally.

For more information, please contact:


Timo Salminen

Head of Automotive

tel. +49-151-6291-7899

Antti Aumo

Vice President Marketing

tel. +358-40-5050-477


Walter Cruz

Corp. Manager Strategy/Marketing

tel. +55-54-2101-4942

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