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Volvo Car Group and Ericsson partner on global connected car services; Connected Vehicle Cloud

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson will jointly advance the technical development of 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.

A Connected Vehicle Cloud based on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform will provide infotainment, apps and communication services in new Volvo cars. Ericsson will provide managed services, consulting and systems integration.

The solution covers all Volvo Cars markets around the globe and is run as a Managed Service by Ericsson.

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.

—Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars

The driver will be able to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with partners through the Connected Vehicle Cloud built on Ericsson’s Service Enablement Platform.

The partnership is focused on the rapid development of Volvo Cars’ stand-alone scalable product architecture (SPA). (Earlier post.) However, connected car services will roll out in all new Volvo cars beforehand in order to position Volvo Cars with leading solutions and services.

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