Volvo Cars, in partnership with Ericsson, has launched cloud-enabled connected car services across its product portfolio at the ongoing CES in Las Vegas. Leveraging extensive consumer research and industry-leading innovation, the all-Swedish partnership has focused on developing a solution that supports current and future connected car needs by combining Volvo Cars’ driver behaviour expertise and Ericsson’s consulting and systems integration know-how.
Volvo Cloud car services enabled by Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud include a unique Park & Pay solution, Connected Service Booking and infotainment applications, such as Pandora, Rdio, TuneIn and Stitcher amongst many others, adding time-saving convenience and a myriad of entertainment options to the Volvo car experience.
The solution is implemented and operated as a managed service of a global cloud-based solution with regional and central nodes. These nodes enable efficient provision and communication of services and information to the cars. All in all, the ‘cloud’ offers great flexibility to adjust capacity and local presence of content-based end-user demands. Ericsson’s systems integration capabilities have been critical in solution design and integration into Volvo Car’s IS/IT environment and to the head-end unit in the car. The solution covers all Volvo markets around the globe.
"This partnership is another proof-point that Volvo Cars is in the vanguard of innovation with a clear understanding of the importance of the car in an increasingly connected society," said Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice-president (Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management), Volvo Cars.