Volvo relies on Ericsson for in-vehicle services and automation
Volvo Cars announced it will be using Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to develop its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. The deal will enable the Swedish car maker to provide vehicle owners and drivers with the latest developments in connected car applications such as automation, fleet management, telematics, navigation, and infotainment.
With digital services increasingly becoming a differentiation factor for automotive consumers, the need for a secure and dependable service provision infrastructure is critical to provide quality of service at scale. 5G networks will offer increased speed, low-latency and sufficient capacity for mission critical applications, such as autonomous driving.
Delivered via several geographically distributed centres, the Ericsson platform takes full account of legal, security, and privacy obligations on a global scale – such as compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Åsa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson, says: “By removing complexity in areas such as data legislation and storage management, and improving services latency, our platform enhances the overall user experience of Volvo Cars’ connected services. Our platform will result in rapid innovation and the faster launch of new services to the benefit of Volvo Cars’ partners and customers.”