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Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group introduces Parrot OEM equipped vehicles in Europe

17/03/2010 - Press

Hyundai Kia Automotive

Parrot announced today that its OEM solutions will be implemented in new Hyundai-Kia vehicles in Europe, starting with Hyundai Tucson IX35 through Mobis, Hyundai’s largest Tier-1 supplier. This new step follows the ongoing cooperation between the two companies in the North American and Asian markets.

By covering now the vast majority of the world automotive markets, this cooperation is developing to a truly global scale. Today, the Tucson IX35 comes after the best-selling Tucson SUV and will let its drivers and passengers make the most of this technological collaboration in their everyday drives.

This user-friendly Bluetooth® hands-free solution is a market groundbreaker as it implements a Speaker -Independent Voice Recognition solution in 20 languages. To place a hands-free phone call via Bluetooth, customers simply speak their contact’s name, with no need to record voice tags or browse their phonebooks.

"Parrot Automotive Connectivity implies best-in-class integration and easy-to-use features. The Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition will shortly be extended to music management in addition to telephony and will be available to all Parrot customers as a turnkey solution" said Eric Riyahi, OEM Executive Director at Parrot.


Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free kits on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists.
Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 500 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006.