Monday, December 17, 2012

Ericsson Builds Connected Vehicle Cloud for Volvo

Volvo Car Group has selected Ericsson to provide systems integration and managed services for a global cloud delivering information, navigation and entertainment to its new cars.

Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud will allow drivers, passengers and the car to connect to services available in the cloud.  Volvo plans to establish agreements with content providers such as Internet radio providers, road authorities, cities' governments, toll-road operators and others.

"We clearly see that cars in the near future will integrate the same level of digital services that consumers today are used to have in their homes or at work. This is a strategically important part of Volvo's investments for the future where we intend to take a leading position," said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars

"This partnership is evidence of the transformation across our entire society as we move into the Networked Society.  Drivers want services that technology makes possible, in real time and in the context that fits them personally. Our skills in System Integration and Service Enablement will match Volvo's strategy," said Per Borgklint, Head of Business Unit Support Systems, Ericsson.

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