Clarion Corporation of America announced it is opening a new office in Silicon Valley, minutes away from the offices of Google and Apple, to focus on software and app development for cloud-connected cars.
The new location will help Clarion take advantage of talent local to Silicon Valley and it will allow Clarion’s engineering and product marketing teams to work closer with Clarion software and app developers. Plus Clarion will be closer to partners such as Google, with whom it just announced a multi-year agreement.
“In the past year, we have witnessed a rapidly growing move towards cloud-connected infotainment systems for in-vehicle applications,” said Paul Lachner , President of Clarion Corporation of America. “… we believe the industry is just beginning to realize the opportunities and challenges associated with …cloud-connected devices inside the vehicle. Given that, it is of great… importance to Clarion to rely on a dedicated team that lives and works at the epicenter of innovation when it comes to apps and software development.”
Located in Santa Clara, California, the new Clarion office will house engineers from Clarion’s Advanced Engineering group as well as product and marketing employees from Clarion’s Content and Service Planning group.
Clarion expects the Silicon Valley office to positively influence the company’s product development efforts by promoting closer team work with its partners, foster creativity, and sharpen skills required for successfully competing in connectivity-focused markets.