AB Volvo and telecommunications specialists Ericsson and Telia have formed a joint company - WirelessCar - to deliver mobile e-services to the automotive industry.
WirelessCar will develop and market complete solutions for mobile e-services to vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators. The company will offer solutions that connect vehicles to a wide variety of e-services. These include roadside and emergency assistance; access to Internet services; vehicle software management; and remote diagnostics.
'Volvo has a long history in applying mobile communications in our vehicles. WirelessCar will benefit from that experience,' said Arne Wittlov, executive vice president, AB Volvo.
'WirelessCar is a natural extension of our vision of anywhere, anytime communication,' said Joran Hoff, vice president and general manager of Ericsson's New and Special Business Operations.