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January 23, 2019

AutoNation to Offer an Automatic Connected Vehicle Adapter and Subscription with Purchase of PreOwned Vehicles

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Five AutoNation USA Stores will participate in the Automatic Dealer Program, enabling them to offer customers the Automatic plug-in adapter and a trial subscription at no cost.

The Automatic app and adapter transform most vehicles into connected vehicles that deliver important safety and convenience services

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and Automatic Labs, Inc., a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity to almost any car on the road, announced today that customers who purchase a pre-owned vehicle from one of ve AutoNation USA stores will be able to receive an Automatic plug-in adapter and introductory subscription at no additional cost. With Automatic's app and easy-to-install adapter, most vehicles, model year 1996 or later, can become connected. This means that drivers get easy access to a suite of important safety and convenience features from Automatic as well as service alerts and recall notifications from AutoNation.

AutoNation is the largest dealer group to begin offering Automatic, a service bundle that its AutoNation USA stores will provide to consumers with their pre-owned vehicle purchases to enhance their ownership experience. The five participating AutoNation USA stores are located in Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Corpus Christi, Texas; Katy, Texas; and Henderson, Nevada.

The Automatic Dealer Program will enable AutoNation USA stores to oer consenting customers purchasing a preowned vehicle a free trial subscription that includes three years of Automatic's Crash Alert and Connected Maintenance services, as well as six free months of premium services, such as roadside assistance.

AutoNation customers with Automatic will enjoy a suite of services, including:

  • Crash Alert : Detects when a serious collision occurs and enables responders to contact the driver, send emergency services, and contact a driver's emergency contacts.
  • Roadside assistance: Sends towing and roadside services to a driver's location when help is needed. Real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing: Shows where car is parked in a crowded lot, and can keep a driver connected with family while out on the road.
  • Vehicle health and performance monitoring: Gain insights on vehicle performance and identify issues when check engine light is on.
  • Recall notifications and service reminders: Receive recall notifications and service reminders; book service appointments with AutoNation with a few simple clicks.
  • Integration with smart home devices: Open garage door, adjust thermostat, and turn on house lights on your way to or from home.

"Customers come to AutoNation USA because we offer more than other dealers, including a low price guarantee and two years of routine maintenance included with every purchase. We are excited to add the benefit of Automatic connectivity for customers purchasing preowned vehicles at our five flagship AutoNation USA stores," said Marc Cannon, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at AutoNation. "Car buyers are becoming increasingly aware of the convenience and safety features that a connected vehicle oers and the Automatic adapter allows us to deliver that connectivity to our customers in vehicles on AutoNation USA store lots."

"We are excited for AutoNation to participate in the Automatic Dealer Program and we are excited for them to offer the added benet of Automatic's connected vehicle adapter and subscription to its customers at the AutoNation USA stores," said Joe Verbrugge, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Business for SiriusXM. "AutoNation customers will enjoy an enhanced vehicle ownership experience with Automatic's safety and convenience services, and the program gives AutoNation USA stores the ability to stay connected to their customers and improve retention after the purchase. AutoNation's industry leadership in sales, innovation and customer service makes this an especially positive and important validation of the value we are able to deliver."

For more information, and to enroll in the Automatic Dealer Program, visit https://automaticdealerprogram.com/.

All Automatic subscriptions, including trial subscriptions, are governed by the terms of the Automatic Customer Agreement. Consumers can access the Automatic Customer Agreement at https://automatic.com/legal2018#customer. Please see the Customer Agreement for complete terms and how to cancel.

The launch of the Automatic Dealer Program is subject to the execution of denitive agreements with AutoNation and its participating stores governing the program and other customary conditions.

October 11, 2018

Automatic, a SiriusXM Company, Acquires PayTollo to Expand and Enhance Connected Vehicle Solutions

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SAN FRANCISCO – October 11, 2018 – Automatic, a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity to most cars on the road, today announced the acquisition of PayTollo, a mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges that gives both drivers and Toll Authorities a streamlined payment option.

PayTollo’s GPS Toll Recognition Technology algorithm and user interface delivers the ability to notify, verify and charge a user for toll crossings. PayTollo is currently an accepted payment option for tolls in Florida and California. PayTollo simpli􀃒es the tolling experience, from paying tolls across di􀃗erent toll roads and bridges to account management and billing, all through the use of the PayTollo mobile app. For Toll Authorities transitioning to All- Electronic Tolling, PayTollo can reduce costs, time needed to collect funds, DMV look-ups, billed invoices, and enables real-time veri􀃒cation.

“The acquisition of PayTollo is exciting for Automatic as we continue to expand our consumer convenience and safety o􀃗erings,” said Joe Verbrugge, EVP & GM, Emerging Business for SiriusXM. “PayTollo provides a convenient service for drivers and authorities alike. We believe it will 􀃒t nicely within the Automatic platform as we add new features and services for our customers.”

“PayTollo is thrilled to be under the Automatic umbrella,” said Abenezer Yohalashet, the former CEO of PayTollo and Director, Head of Tolling for Automatic. “The synergy between connected vehicle services and toll payment are considerable and together, SiriusXM, Automatic and PayTollo will accelerate the growth of our platform and enable us to more quickly o􀃗er tolling solutions to drivers across the country.”

PayTollo complements Automatic’s consumer convenience and safety services. With Automatic’s install-it-yourself adapter and consumer friendly mobile application, most vehicles model year 1996 or later can be transformed into connected vehicles, giving drivers access to important services like Crash Alert, roadside assistance, real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing, vehicle health and performance monitoring, recall noti􀃒cations and service reminders, and now tolling. For more information on Automatic, visit www.automatic.com.

All Automatic subscriptions, including trial subscriptions, are governed by the terms of the Automatic Customer Agreement. Consumers can access the Automatic Customer Agreement at https://automatic.com/legal2018#customer. Please see the Customer Agreement for complete terms and how to cancel.

The Automatic device collects detailed information about each vehicle’s geolocation, use, operation, performance and maintenance status in order to operate, maintain, and provide the features and functionalities of the Automatic Service.

For more information on PayTollo, visit www.paytollo.com.

October 08, 2018

Automatic, a SiriusXM Company, Introduces Next Generation Connected Vehicle Service Through Auto Dealer-Focused Program

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Automatic offers the only plug-in adapter available through dealerships with a free trial subscription; New app and device transforms almost any vehicle into a connected vehicle at point of sale

Automatic Dealer Program enables dealers to oer their customers three free years of Crash Alert and Connected Maintenance services, as well as six free months of premium services such as roadside assistance AT&T's nationwide LTE-M connectivity will support Automatic's service

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Automatic, a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity to almost any car on the road, today announced the launch of the Automatic Dealer Program, an all-new service bundle that automotive dealers will provide to consumers with their new and pre-owned vehicle purchases to enhance their ownership experience.

With Automatic's new app and easy-to-install adapter, most vehicles, model year 1996 or later, can become connected. Automatic makes it easy for auto dealers and consumers to add connectivity to their vehicles at the time of sale. It is the rst and only aftermarket device available through dealerships with a free trial subscription.

The Automatic Dealer Program enables dealers to oer consenting customers a trial subscription that includes three free years of Automatic's Crash Alert and Connected Maintenance services, as well as six free months of premium services, such as roadside assistance. This oering delivers connected vehicle services for a net cost to the dealer as low as $40/vehicle. This cost includes the device and trial subscription.

Automatic delivers benets to both customers and auto dealers. In addition to the important safety and convenience features, drivers will receive service alerts and recall notications for their connected vehicle. Dealers, 1 at no additional cost to them, can be notied when their customers are due for service and will have the ability to invite those customers back to their dealership for maintenance or repairs.

Consumers with Automatic get:

  • Crash Alert : Detects when a serious collision occurs and enables responders to contact the driver, send emergency services, and contact a driver's emergency contacts.
  • Roadside assistance: Sends towing and roadside services to a driver's location when help is needed.
  • Real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing:Shows where car is parked in a crowded lot, and can keep a driver connected with family while out on the road.
  • Vehicle health and performance monitoring:Gain insights on driving performance and identify issues when check engine light is on.
  • Recall notifications and service reminders: Receive timely recall notifications and service reminders; book service appointments with a dealer with a few simple clicks.
  • Integration with smart home devices: Open garage door, adjust thermostat, and turn on house lights on your way to or from home.

Dealers working with Automatic get:

  • Added value for dealer lots: Automatic transforms most cars on the lot into connected vehicles, adding value to dealers' inventory with the ability to pass along the benefit of Automatic's safety and convenience features.
  • 6-month free premium subscription offers:At the time of sale, dealers can offer customers six months of Automatic's premium subscription features.
  • Connected Maintenance: The Automatic app creates a streamlined connection between the dealer and its customers. Important service reminders, recall notications and more are sent directly to a customer's phone, and those customers can use the app to book service appointments with the dealer that sold them their vehicles.
  • Long term retention:Dealers can offer their customers free access to important features, including Crash Alert and Connected Maintenance, for three years, a benet not only for the consumer but also for the dealer, by creating a long-term relationship between the buyer and seller.

"This Automatic service introduction benefits from the combined resources and capabilities of Automatic and SiriusXM in the area of vehicle connectivity and product development to create a killer offering for dealers and their customers," said Joe Verbrugge, EVP & GM, Emerging Business for SiriusXM. "The Automatic platform delivers safety and convenience services for consumers that truly enhance the vehicle ownership experience, and the Automatic Dealer Program gives dealers the ability to provide these benefits to their customers, stay connected to those driving off their lot, and increase loyalty and future service lane traffic."

"Automatic's service platform offers a major technology boost to just about any vehicle. This enhances the safety and convenience for today's drivers," said Chris Penrose, President of Internet of Things Solutions at AT&T. "Through our nationwide LTE-M network, our work with Automatic and SiriusXM will bring the benefits of connectivity to even more cars and trucks across the U.S."

For more information, and to enroll in the Automatic Dealer Program, visit https://automaticdealerprogram.com/.

All Automatic subscriptions, including trial subscriptions, are governed by the terms of the Automatic Customer Agreement. Consumers can access the Automatic Customer Agreement at https://automatic.com/legal2018#customer. Please see the Customer Agreement for complete terms and how to cancel.

The Automatic device collects detailed information about each vehicle's geolocation, use, operation, performance and maintenance status in order to operate, maintain, and provide the features and functionalities of the Automatic Service.

April 27, 2017

SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs Inc.

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NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises.

Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter. The company's proprietary Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite connected car adapters (available at retailers and www.automatic.com) provide vehicle diagnostic alerts, emergency crash assistance, fuel monitoring, access to parking information, live vehicle location tracking and much more. Automatic also works with insurance carriers to enable usage-based savings and teen driver coaching, and works with automotive dealers to provide tools that help manage their vehicle inventory and customer service relationships.

SiriusXM holds a unique position in the connected vehicle ecosystem, offering unparalleled audio entertainment and data services in vehicles from every major carmaker. With the acquisition of Automatic, SiriusXM's position is further strengthened with data collection and analytical tools that will enrich key elements of the connected vehicle experience.

"The acquisition of Automatic is a natural fit for SiriusXM as we continue to expand and improve our connected vehicle services," said Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM. "Automatic's innovative products have brought safety and intelligence data and analytics to the forefront of vehicle connectivity. We are excited to welcome the talented employees at Automatic to SiriusXM as we expand the possibilities of connected vehicle offerings and services for manufacturers, drivers, and enterprises."

"Automatic is thrilled to join forces with SiriusXM at such an exciting time for the connected car," said Gary Clayton, Automatic's CEO. "Automakers, enterprises, and consumers are looking for the best products with world-class capabilities, and our teams will continue to bring innovation to the connected vehicle landscape under SiriusXM."

Automatic will continue to be based in San Francisco, and the Automatic brand, its products and services, and arrangements will continue unchanged.

The transaction closed in the second quarter of 2017. Financial Technology Partners (FT Partners), served as the exclusive financial advisor to Automatic.

March 22, 2017

SiriusXM Launches New Connected Car Solutions for Automotive Dealers and Their Customers.

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NEW YORK -- March 22, 2018 – SiriusXM, a leading provider of connected vehicle services, offers an innovative and low-cost aftermarket connected car solution that automotive dealers across the country can now offer to consumers to enhance the vehicle ownership experience. This offering was developed by Automatic Labs, a SiriusXM company, and delivers an unprecedented combination of connected vehicle services for a net cost as low as $40/vehicle (including device and introductory 6-month subscription).

Additionally, Automatic technology gives automotive dealers the ability to maintain a connection with their customers long after the initial vehicle sale and encourages them to return to the dealership for all their service needs. Through the Connected Maintenance feature, dealers will be able to send service reminders and maintenance information, vehicle-specific recall notifications and more, directly to a customer’s smartphone. Using the Automatic mobile app, customers will be able to book service appointments and receive estimates from the dealership where their car was purchased.

SiriusXM also announced that Automatic will be launching a brand new hardware device available for distribution this summer. In addition to a sleek, low profile design, the new 4G device will have best-in-class functionality, enabling a host of new features only available through Automatic.

Among the important safety and convenience services that Automatic delivers to consumers are:

  • Crash Alert: Detects when a serious collision occurs and enables trained responders to contact you, send emergency services, and contact a driver’s emergency contact.
  • Real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing: Shows where your car is parked in a crowded lot, and can keep you connected with family out on the road.
  • Vehicle health and performance monitoring.
  • Direct recall notifications and service reminders: Gives you the ability to book service appointments with your dealer with a few simple clicks.
  • Integration with smart home devices: Open your garage door, adjust your thermostat, and turn on house lights on your way to or from home.
  • Roadside assistance: Sends towing and repair services to your exact location when help is needed. (available summer, 2018)

“We are excited to be entering into this new phase of development for Automatic. Our new series of products offer cutting edge safety and convenience services that consumers are asking for, and drives key first and future service traffic right back to a dealer’s store,” said Stewart Lyons, SVP Emerging Business, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM has a long and successful record of working with automotive dealers. As we continue to enhance our connected vehicle services and products, we’ll deliver even more value to them and their customers.”

Automatic invites dealers to come by the SiriusXM booth (5130C) at the 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas to see a demonstration of the new Automatic platform and to sign up to secure units in advance of our formal launch.

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