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Original news from Faurecia's website:

Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, and Aptoide, one of the largest independent Android app stores, today announced the creation of a 50/50 joint venture to develop and operate Android app Store solutions for the global automotive market.

This joint venture offers OEMs an affordable and secured automotive apps market, available worldwide with adaptable content per region. The Aptoide app store offers one million 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 monetization, whilst securing the vehicle and occupants’ data privacy.

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

Patrick Koller, Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia, declares“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.”

Paulo Trezentos, Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Aptoide, added“Connectivity is one of the automotive megatrends. This partnership between Aptoide and Faurecia will combine innovation and industry expertise to deliver the best Android auto app store solution to manufacturers all over the world”