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  • Volvo Car Group and Ericsson join forces to deliver global connected car services

    1/1/2013

    Volvo Cars' expertise in driver behavior and traffic security requirements, along with Ericsson's consulting and systems integration expertise, will be used to define and select services.

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    Connected Vehicle Cloud based on Ericsson's Multiservice Delivery Platform will provide infotainment, apps and
      
    communication services in new Volvo cars
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    Drivers and passengers will benefit from cloud-enabled services and applications
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    Managed Services, Consulting and Systems Integration provided by Ericsson

    Volvo Cars and Ericsson will work together to build the ecosystem around the connected car. The car has a natural role in the networked society and anyone who benefits from connecting to the car will have the possibility to do so. The solution covers all Volvo Cars markets around the globe and is run as a Managed Service by Ericsson.

    "We clearly see that cars in the near future will integrate the same level of digital services that consumers today are used to have in their homes or at work. This is a strategically important part of Volvo Cars' investments for the future where we intend to take a leading position," said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars.

    The driver will be able to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with partners through the Connected Vehicle Cloud built on Ericsson's Service Enablement Platform.

    "Ericsson is a perfect partner for Volvo Cars, bringing extensive experience and global technology understanding to the table. On top of this both companies share the same ambition to develop industry-leading solutions in line with our shared vision of the future based on a networked society," said Lex Kerssemakers.

    The partnership is focused on the rapid development of Volvo Cars' stand-alone scalable product architecture (SPA). However, connected car services will roll out in all new Volvo cars beforehand in order to position Volvo Cars with industry-leading solutions and services.

    * Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. In Bacolod and Iloilo, GrandCars Incorporated is the official reseller of Volvo cars. The Volvo Iloilo office is located at JMB Building 13 Mabini Street, Iloilo City and Volvo Bacolod office is at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod. Soon to open more fun are Volvo Alabang showroom and office at Lot A, 104-105, Westgate Center, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Volvo North EDSA at Two Cyberpark ETON Centris, Quezon City. The 2012 Volvo automobile line includes the nimble C30 Sports Coupé, the versatile All-New C70 Coupé-Convertible, the compact All-New S40 and V50 Sportswagon, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. Also available in the Philippines is the bold S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5. Just recently introduced to the local market is the new Volvo S60 sports sedan diesel variant. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, John Eric D. Ho, Marketing and Communications Supervisor:  892 1677 or 893-6621 local 430; johnericho@volvophils.com

    Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson will jointly advance the technical development of industry-leading innovations for automotive internet services.
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