Connected Car Services Come to Market with Volvo Car Group and Ericsson
Volvo Car Group will utilize Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud to allow drivers, passengers, and the car to connect to services available in the cloud. Drivers and passengers will be able to access applications for information, navigation, and entertainment from a screen in the car. Also, Volvo Cars will be able to open parts of the platform to other players in the eco-system of the automotive industry. Content providers will have agreements with Volvo and the other members of the ecosystem, like internet radio providers, road authorities, cities' governments, toll-road operators and others.
The partnership calls for Ericsson to perform systems integration of the solution with Volvo Car Group IS/IT environments and in-vehicle systems. Ericsson will also provide managed services for a global cloud solution with a secure connection between the vehicle and all players in the value chain and in the ecosystem.
Volvo's expertise in driver behavior and traffic safety measurements, along with Ericsson's consulting, system integration and managed services expertise from mobile communication solutions, will be used to define and select future services to be supported by the platform, keeping in mind the driver's priority on the traffic situation.