Renault-Nissan acquires French software-development company Sylpheo to accelerate connectivity and mobility technology capabilities
The acquisition was announced by Ogi Redzic, Alliance Senior Vice President of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services.
Sylpheo, a leading Heroku partner, develops web apps on the Heroku cloud platform.
The Alliance will launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020. Widespread connected car technology will improve the ownership experience, enable the Alliance to offer innovative new services to customers, and drive increased business efficiency.
This acquisition is the Alliance’s latest step toward accelerating that development. Following Redzic’s appointment in January to lead the mobility and connectivity services team, the world’s fourth largest car group launched a recruitment campaign to hire 300 technology experts.
The acquisition reflects Renault-Nissan’s ongoing commitment toward creating an automotive future with zero emissions and zero fatalities. Whether it is electric vehicles, autonomous drive or connectivity services, the Alliance strategy is to incorporate advanced technology on mass market vehicles at affordable prices.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.