Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) inked a five-year deal with Ericsson under which the latter will provide the industrialised Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services across more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years.
The move is in line with Volvo Cars’ increasing focus on securing high-quality connected-vehicle services as digitalisation increases the importance of software services. The services will also benefit from the increased speed, low-latency and capacity for mission critical applications such as autonomous driving that commercial 5G networks will enable, the company noted.
The five-year agreement will enable Volvo Cars to provide car owners and drivers with its latest developments in connected car digital services such as automation, fleet management, telematics, navigation, and infotainment.
The CVC platform that is delivered via several geographically distributed centres, takes full account of legal, security, and privacy obligations on a global scale – such as compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Åsa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson, said Ericsson is providing a highly scalable platform for connected services to Volvo Cars. The platform will remove complexity in areas such as data legislation and storage management, as well as improve the services latency and enhance the overall user experience of Volvo Cars’ connected services, he added.
Tamsons stated that the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud platform will result in rapid innovation and faster launch of new services to the benefit of Volvo Cars’ partners and customers.