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Geely and Ericsson Create Connected Cars Partnership

23/02/2016

February 23d 2016, Barcelona, Spain. Geely Auto and Ericsson are about to take enter into a connected partnership that will see the two pioneering companies collaborate on a new exciting connected car program.

 

Geely Auto will begin by offering its customers advanced safety and maintenance features before progressing to vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and, ultimately, autonomous driving based upon Ericsson’s class leading cloud technology.

 

Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud is a tried and tested platform that enables application developers, government organizations, businesses and automotive manufacturers to reach drivers and passengers directly with services and information.

 

In the first phase, Geely Auto customers will gain access to smartphone applications that enable them to remotely monitor and activate vehicle systems. Functionality will include monitoring of engine systems, fuel use and expected range, as well as activation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and locking or unlocking of vehicles, in addition Geely vehicles will automatically alert and arrange service intervals with dealerships directly. Ericsson and Geely Auto will maintain a dynamic app store, ensuring that customers always have access to the latest innovative services and applications.


In the following phase of development, Geely and Ericsson will jointly use its technology and service base to development long term relationships with the world’s leading telecom operators to enable Geely Auto vehicles to share information about potential road hazards. By developing complex event processing and analytics solutions, Ericsson and Geely Auto will enhance vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and gradually introduce autonomous driving functionality supported by 5G communications technologies.

 

The connected car market is expanding very rapidly to meet consumer demand for efficiency, safety and enhanced experiences. Ericsson and Geely Auto are working together to transform transport and make the Networked Society a reality.


Dr. Hu Hong Xing, Vice President, Geely Automobile Research Institute, says: “By cooperating with Ericsson, Geely Auto Group will be able to develop a class-leading connected vehicle service platform that will deliver a greater level of convenience and safety to all road users. This platform will be open and shared, facilitating rapid development of the connected vehicle industry chain.”


Claes Herlitz, Head of Automotive at Ericsson, says: “Together, Ericsson and Geely will build a leading connected car platform that delivers everything from safety functionality to fully autonomous driving. Ericsson’s combination of professional services, cloud technology and a state-of-the-art Service Enablement Platform will deliver enhanced experiences for Geely’s customers.”


The connected car market is expanding very rapidly to meet consumer demand for efficiency, safety and enhanced experiences. Ericsson and Geely Auto are working together to transform transport and make the Networked Society a reality.


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