Volvo and Ericsson announce five-year connected vehicle cloud deal

Volvo Cars and Ericsson have announced the signing of a five-year connected vehicle deal. According to the deal, Ericsson will provide its Connected Vehicle Cloud platform to Volvo Cars that would further boost the automaker’s digital vehicle services in more than 120 countries across the globe for the next five years.

The automaker aims to focus more on securing high-quality connected-vehicle services since digitalisation expands the need of software services. Through this deal Volvo Car owners will be able to enjoy the latest developments in connected car digital services like fleet management, automation, telematics, navigation and infotainment.

Modern day car buyers are increasingly differentiating their car buying decisions on the basis of digital services; hence there is always a need for a secured and reliable service provision infrastructure to deliver quality of service at scale. 

Åsa Tamsons, head of business area technologies and 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.”

Another automaker that is looking to boost its connected vehicle services is Volkswagen. The German-based firm announced its collaboration with Microsoft in October in order to create an automotive cloud. The move will help in merging well-known third-party applications to offer a smooth experience for drivers. Volkswagen will make use of its new cloud service to optimise the link between its vehicles, cloud-based platform, and customer-centric services for all brands, such as the “Volkswagen We” ecosystem. Along with that, it will also benefit the automaker in leveraging consistent mobility services across the entire portfolio.

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