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March 14, 2017

Autodesk joins Rightware Kanzi Partner Program

MUNICH, March 14, 2017Rightware, the leading provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and Autodesk, the leading provider of automotive 3D design and visualization tools, today announced that Autodesk is joining the Kanzi Partner Program. The Kanzi Partner Program is a global ecosystem of companies working together to create Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) for future cars by fully utilizing Rightware’s Kanzi® UI software.

The Kanzi Partner Program helps manufacturers use Kanzi to deliver stunning user experiences in next-generation automotive HMIs such as digital instruments clusters, infotainment systems, and head-up displays. Autodesk joins the program as the latest Gold Technology Member, gaining access to the Kanzi network and technical resources. We anticipate that our joint customers, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies as well as OEMs, will benefit from further workflow efficiencies and even more streamlined prototyping in the automotive design process.

“Autodesk are excited to join Rightware’s Kanzi Partner Program,” said Simon Alford, Director Automotive Products, Autodesk Inc. “The synergy between Rightware’s advanced user-interface technology and Autodesk’s industry leading Automotive design and visualization software promises exciting opportunities for Automotive companies in the emerging field of experience design.”

“We are delighted to welcome Autodesk into the Kanzi Partner Program,” said Jonas Geust, CEO, Rightware. “Along with other Autodesk design tools, VRED is widely used for 3D visualization by our customers and partners, and we look forward to closer collaboration in providing leading-edge design tools to drive innovation in the future digital cockpit.”

To learn more about Autodesk joining the Rightware Kanzi Partner Program, please visit the Autodesk Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF) in Munich, Germany, March 14-15, 2017.

Additional information

Ville Ilves

President, Rightware Inc. (Head of the Program)

+1 408 502 1017

ville.ilves@rightware.com

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Featured on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of most rapidly growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with a presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Nice, Turin, and Munich. For more information, visit www.rightware.com or follow @RightwareLtd.

About Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

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