Booking.com Signs Global Deal with UEFA National Team Football as Official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner

Booking.com Signs Global Deal with UEFA National Team Football as Official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner

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AMSTERDAM, October 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Four-year contract covers 10 UEFA National Team Football competitions and over 500 matches, including UEFA EURO 2020 

Today Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced a new four-year exclusive global partnership with UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, as the Official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner of all UEFA National Team Football Competitions from 2018 to 2022.

Reaching football fans in 55 countries, the global partnership covers 10 competitions and more than 500 matches over four years, including UEFA EURO 2020™, the European Qualifiers™ for UEFA EURO 2020 and 2022 FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2019 and 2021, UEFA European Women’s Championships 2021 and the UEFA Nations League Finals, a new tournament debuting in 2019.

With a mission to empower people to experience the world and with over 1.4 million unique places to stay in over 120,000 destinations worldwide, including everywhere UEFA National Team Football tournament games are held, Booking.com is perfectly poised to help football fans make the most of their football-inspired travels. This includes not only the most diverse range of accommodation to suit every need, but also the best ways to experience what each city has to offer.

“Nothing beats the adrenaline and excitement of watching your national team play live, whether you’re cheering them on in person in the stadium or together with your friends and family at home,” said Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with UEFA for the next four years, as the association celebrates two things that we and our customers absolutely love-that’s football and travel. Together we can inspire more people to take a trip to see their favourite team play and enjoy one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences for themselves.”

“We are excited to announce this ground-breaking partnership with Booking.com for UEFA’s national team competitions,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director. “The way that people organise their travels has drastically changed over recent years ─ and in this fast-evolving environment, Booking.com has established itself as the market leader in online accommodation services, as well as one of the world’s strongest digital marketplaces.”

“For millions of football fans that will follow their team during UEFA EURO 2020, having a home away from home is an integral part of the event experience. This partnership will bring this experience to a different level, by helping fans to easily plan and organise their trips around what will be an incredible sporting and cultural event in 13 host cities across Europe,” he added.

In addition to a fully-integrated branded presence at Europe’s most prestigious international football events, including advertising, promotion and digital engagement, as UEFA’s National Team Football Official Accommodation and Attractions Booking Partner, Booking.com will also be collaborating with the organisation on various campaigns and activations to amplify the partnership at key moments over the coming four years.

About Booking.com: 

Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 204 offices in 70 countries worldwide.

With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 43 languages, offer over 1.4 million properties, and cover more than 120,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide.

Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.

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About UEFA: 

UEFA – the Union of European Football Associations – is the governing body of European football. It is the umbrella organisation for 55 national football associations across Europe. Amongst UEFA’s priorities are to promote the spirit of football and fair play, while also tackling all forms of discrimination and promoting inclusion, diversity and accessibility. UEFA is in regular contact with all its stakeholders involved in European football and offers support and safeguards its member associations for the overall well-being of the game.

About CAA Eleven: 

CAA Eleven is the exclusive marketing agency of UEFA appointed to manage commercial rights to UEFA national team football competitions, including the UEFA European Football Championship; the UEFA Nations League; the European Qualifiers; the UEFA European Under-21 Championship; UEFA Women’s EURO and the UEFA European Futsal Championship.

CONTACT DETAILS: 
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For sponsorship opportunities, contact: sponsorship@booking.com

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OTSL Announces World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving at SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting

OTSL Announces World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving at SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting

Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator Reproduces Closer-to-reality Driving Situation in Virtual Space by Dynamic Simulation That Can Freely Move Virtual Models

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NAGOYA, Japan and MUNICH, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — OTSL Inc., a short-distance wireless system and embedded system developer and distributor, announced a real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving, the Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator (AMMWR Simulator), at the SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting held in Munich, Germany, and hosted by COSEDA Technologies GmbH. AMMWR Simulator is the world’s first sensor simulator software for autonomous driving that enables dynamic real-time simulation.

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“The AMMWR Simulator uses a virtual 3D image of a millimeter-wave radar and visualizes in real-time the calculated values of radiation range, angle, distance, reflection intensity, relative speed to the object, etc.,” said Shoji Hatano, CEO, OTSL. “This simulator drives a vehicle with a millimeter-wave radar in virtual space and moves virtual models such as the target vehicle to be tracked, oncoming vehicles, or pedestrians to enable simulation of a closer-to-reality driving situation. This simulator will be marketed to automotive manufacturers, system component suppliers, and semiconductor manufacturers around the world. We strongly believe that the new product will contribute to their system development activities and to shorten development periods.”

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The AMMWR Simulator allows you to set the details of the size, shape, and material of models such as the target vehicle, pedestrians, and traffic signals and signs. For example, conventional products can only recognize simplified objects such as a “vehicle,” but the AMMWR Simulator can simulate individual components of a vehicle such as the “front glass” or “headlights.” Compared with conventional products that represent the distance to an object only with a simple numeric value, this simulator simulates the transmission and reception behavior of millimeter waves transmitted from sensors to detect an object and reproduces a measured distance with high accuracy. This simulator allows you to freely set characteristics such as those of radiation power, area, and frequency of a millimeter-wave radar to enable you to simulate millimeter-wave radar products from various manufacturers and prototyped millimeter-wave radar products. You can also set the influence of changing weather conditions such as rain and fog on the characteristics of a millimeter-wave radar. In addition, you can freely change the view of the visualized 3D image to enable simulation from various views, such as a view from the driver’s seat, a bird’s eye view, or a back view.

“In order to realize autonomous driving, millimeter wave radars, laser radars, image sensors, and ultrasonic sensors are indispensable. It is required to confirm that the developed sensors can operate properly under various situations,” said Akira Matsuzawa, professor, chair of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. “Ultimately, field testing is necessary. But in the development of devices and systems, the real-time simulator is indispensable for improving the efficiency of development. This real-time radar simulator uses a ray-tracing method that has been used in the optical field and applies it to millimeter waves. It takes into consideration the substance and shape of the subject, and multiple reflections. It realizes a precise simulation being closer to reality.”

This simulator enables automotive manufacturers to simulate a driving situation by sensor-based modelling, check the recognition and control of autonomous driving, and verify the sensor-mounting positions on vehicles efficiently, which eliminates the need for test driving with real vehicles. Vehicle sensor suppliers can visualize the behavior of vehicle sensors and review the design parameters of millimeter-wave modules and check the reaching distance and sensing area with higher efficiency. Semiconductor manufacturers developing sensor devices can model and simulate a device under development and verify it at high speed.

About OTSL

Founded in 2003, OTSL is a technology company that provides high technological capabilities by planning and developing embedded systems, real-time systems, and short-distance wireless communication systems. Its corporate philosophy is “to contribute to the development of human beings by logical thinking and provide highly reliable systems to help customers create products that make people’s lives richer.” Its business activities include system development, software development, consultation on quality assurance, and provision of educational services. Its aim is to provide a wide range of support to help advanced companies take advantage of the technological benefits of information technology and advance their products and services using their technological advantages.

To learn more information, please visit the OTSL website at
https://www.otsl.jp/english/product/cosmos/index.html

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwDUjairsHpMzCI9ZUB2ow/videos

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Argus Cyber Security and Elektrobit Launch End-to-End Solution for Delivering Vehicle Software Updates Over-The-Air (OTA)

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Argus Cyber Security and Elektrobit Launch End-to-End Solution for Delivering Vehicle Software Updates Over-The-Air (OTA)

Built by automotive experts, this software updates OTA technology addresses unique automotive update challenges, such as reducing vehicle downtime, across the vehicle lifespan.

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BONN, Germany and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Argus Cyber Security, the global leader in automotive cyber security, and Elektrobit (EB), the pioneering provider of cutting-edge, embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, today unveiled their joint end-to-end solution for delivering over-the-air (OTA) vehicle software updates. The solution is being demonstrated at the International VDI Congress ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles), held in Bonn, Germany on October 18-19, Booth # 101.

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Built from the ground up to address unique automotive software update challenges and scenarios by automotive experts, the modular solution includes:

  • On-board client
  • Patent-pending delta technology
  • Resilient, scalable and fault-tolerant backend
  • Secure end-to-end-communication and data storage
  • Platform for vehicles, campaign and software management
  • Support for wide-range diagnostic and device management protocols

Benefits Include:

  • Resolve unique automotive update challenges across the vehicle lifespan
  • Reduce vehicle down-time, not just bandwidth, with unique patent-pending delta technology
  • Save time with an intuitive monitoring, deployment and management console designed for automotive scenarios
  • Streamline updates with flexible campaign management – rollback mechanism and bandwidth limitation workarounds
  • Prevent update problems with early identification of inconsistencies between current and expected vehicle configuration

“As software complexity increases in vehicles, the necessity and frequency of OTA software updates increases. This poses greater inconvenience to drivers, as their vehicles are out of operation for the duration of these updates. The joint solution from Argus and EB is essential in managing the avalanche of code and reducing vehicle downtime,” said Roger Lanctot, director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics, the leader in Automotive Electronics research and consulting.   

“Our software updates OTA solution with Elektrobit integrates technologies that enable automakers to overcome unique automotive update challenges across the vehicle lifespan, said Yaron Galula, Co-Founder and CTO of Argus Cyber Security. “Deploying patent-pending delta technology, the solution is laser-focused on minimizing vehicle down-time, bandwidth, and is easy to use. Vehicles hitting the road today have an increasing amount of vehicle connectivity and we are excited to be working with Elektrobit to enable OEMs to wirelessly deliver new features and applications, improve performance and quickly install software patches.”

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Argus in the OTA field”, said Martin Schleicher, Executive Vice President Elektrobit. “OTA is critical as we move to the new world of mobility. The technology we are delivering enables new business models by uploading new features and functions to vehicles after the cars have been sold, which allows for a stronger brand differentiation between carmakers”.

About Argus:

Argus , the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks and keep them up to date with software updates over-the-air (OTA). Ranked number one in third-party evaluations, Argus technologies are built on dozens of pending and granted automotive patents that illustrate innovative security methods, proven computer networking know-how and decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry. Argus customers include the world’s largest OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and partners include leading industry players. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo. Visit argus-sec.com to learn more.

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Brandon Weinstock
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