Ericsson and Geely announce connected cars cooperation

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Ericsson and Geely Auto have signed an agreement to jointly develop connected car services enabled by Ericsson’s connected vehicle cloud platform. 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.

Ericsson’s connected vehicle cloud is a platform that enables application developers, government organizations, businesses and automotive manufacturers to reach drivers and passengers with services and information.

Initially, 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 HVAC and locking or unlocking of vehicles.

Technology built into the car itself will collect and monitor vital data and enable the vehicle to automatically make dealer reservations when maintenance is required.

In the next phase of development, Ericsson will use its technology and services leadership and 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.

March 3, 2016

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