Ericsson has signed a five-year contract with Volvo Cars which will see the Swedish telecoms giant provide its Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform for global operational support in Volvo's autonomous cars.
Ericsson's new five-year contract with Volvo continues a partnership established in 2012 which enabled drivers to connect to the cloud via the CVC platform.
With the new partnership, Ericsson will provide its cloud platform to support Volvo's IoT-connected cars for the next five years, currently in more than 120 markets worldwide. The five-year contract will leverage Ericsson's CVC platform, which according to Ericsson will support infotainment, navigation, fleet management and latest development in telematics.
With the CVC platform, Ericsson has promised to meet "Volvo Cars' high services and applications availability and stability expectations", as it aims to enable "Volvo Cars to focus on the value creation of connected vehicle digital customer experiences as a differentiator".
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Åsa Tamsons, senior VP and head of business area technologies and new businesses at Ericsson, said: "Ericsson is providing a highly scalable and global platform for connected services to Volvo Cars. By removing complexity in areas such as data legislation and storage management, and improving services latency, our platform enhances the overall user experience of Volvo Cars' connected services.
"Our CVC platform will result in rapid innovation and the faster launch of new services to the benefit of Volvo Cars' partners and customers," Tamsons noted.
Ericsson's renewed partnership with Volvo follows a spate of recent deals the Swedish telecommunications giant has agreed within the connected car industry which includes its partnership with Telia and Einride to develop 5G self-driving trucks.