Tuesday, January 7, 2014

AT&T to Provide Connectivity for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud

AT&T will provide wireless connectivity for products and applications that are powered by the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud.

Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud, which is based on its Service Enablement Platform, provides drivers and passengers with access to applications directly from a screen in the car.  Connected Vehicle Cloud leverages Ericsson’s M2M service enablement capabilities and portfolio in the OSS/BSS domain and can be deployed on standard cloud infrastructures.

Ericsson lists several examples of consumer services that could be enabled by the Connected Vehicle Cloud: the ability to detect vehicle repair issues, automatically book service appointments, subscribe to in-vehicle Wi-Fi, and on-demand infotainment. The solution is enhanced by its ability to send and receive information from third-party ecosystems players, such as satellite radio content providers, road authorities, and city and government sites.

“We created the AT&T Drive platform to bring automakers the best the industry has to offer, so we can deliver innovation, not a one-size-fits-all solution.  Ericsson is an integral player in that platform of services,”” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Mobility.  “Ericsson’s vehicle cloud realizes the true potential of connected vehicle products and applications.”

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