Volvo Cars and Ericsson will join their forces to develop innovations for automotive internet services.
Volvo Cars’ expertise in driver behavior and traffic security requirements, along with Ericsson’s consulting and systems integration expertise, will be used to define and select services.
Ericsson will provide a Managed Service in all markets where Volvo is present, consisting of the Connected Vehicle Cloud built on Ericsson’s Service Enablement Platform. This service will allow the driver to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with partners. The two Swedish companies will work together to build the ecosystem around the connected car.
“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 Cars’ 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.
The partnership is focused on the rapid development of Volvo Cars’ stand-alone scalable product architecture (SPA). However, connected car services will roll out in all new Volvo cars beforehand in order to position Volvo Cars with industry-leading solutions and services.