Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud platform will further enhance Volvo Cars’ connected services by removing complexity in areas such as data legislation and storage management
Ericsson will provide its industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) for the next five years to enable the Swedish company’s digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide.
For this purpose, the two companies have inked a deal that is being claimed to be the largest to date for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud. The agreement will enable Volvo Cars to provide car owners and drivers with its latest developments in connected car digital services such as automation, fleet management, telematics, navigation, and infotainment.
Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform, which is delivered via several geographically distributed centers, will take 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).
The deal to benefit Volvo Car Group’s worldwide market
Åsa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson is providing a highly scalable and global platform for connected services to Volvo Cars. 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 Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud platform will result in rapid innovation and the faster launch of new services to the benefit of Volvo Cars’ partners and customers. The new platform enables the latest development in telematics, infotainment, navigation, automation, and fleet management,” Tamsons added.
As digitalization increases the importance of software services, Volvo Cars is increasing focusing on securing high-quality connected-vehicle services. Ericsson and Volvo Cars signed first Connected Vehicle Cloud deal in 2012. Connected Vehicle Cloud based on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform provides infotainment, apps and communication services in Volvo’s cars.