Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sierra Wireless Adds Automotive-grade Wireless Modules

Sierra Wireless introduced a suite of embedded wireless modules designed specifically for automotive manufacturers. The units, which could be used for in-vehicle wireless connections to enable telematics, navigation, and infotainment applications, are built to withstand extreme temperatures, thermal shocks, constant vibration, and humidity over many years.

Sierra Wireless expects telematics, infotainment, navigation assistance and remote vehicle diagnostics to become standard features in new cars within the next few years, requiring reliable built-in connections to cellular networks. To date, Sierra Wireless has delivered more than two million wireless modules to auto manufacturers and first-tier suppliers, including the largest automotive companies in the world.