Volvo: WirelessCar provides key competence to Sprint's Velocity Program
WirelessCar was selected by Sprint to be a key technology provider in the launch of their Sprint Velocity Program. As an integral part of Sprint's ecosystem, WirelessCar helped to build and implement an end-to-end global solution targeted to the connected vehicle industry.
As a technology provider, WirelessCar delivers the backend telematics components that integrate and aggregate content, services and applications with focus on embedded, vehicle-related features, including diagnostics, and remote services, such as door lock/unlock. Core to this role is the extensive integration within Sprint Velocity's ecosystem and that of the automotive OEMs, allowing for both synergy and differentiation for uniqueness of market offerings.
The open architecture used by Sprint is tailored after the Next Generation Telematics Pattern (NGTP) in which WirelessCar is a co-founder. This allows for Sprint Velocity to be flexible within their ecosystem and facilitates meeting an ever-changing landscape and different global requirements.
“Sprint recognized WirelessCar for its extensive knowledge and experience within the telematics space,” said Wayne Ward, vice president, Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “This coupled with their global footprint in 50+ countries supports the direction and requirements of Sprint Velocity.”
“There is a fundamental shift in the connected vehicle space with consumers expecting more and more connected functionality that changes rapidly,” said Martin Rosell, managing director of WirelessCar. “Sprint, with its deep understanding of applications and customer relationships, is a natural and complementary fit to WirelessCar as a technology provider. The Sprint Velocity solution is a new way of thought leadership in the industry.”
WirelessCar, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of the world's leading telematics service providers serving both the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors with services that are operational in 34 countries on four continents. This truly global service can include automatic crash notification, emergency and road side assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, an embedded hands-free telephone, a car locator, remote door unlock, and remote diagnostics. Also, Online services such as e-mail access and live news feeds are available. WirelessCar is part of Volvo IT, which is a global company and a member of the Volvo Group. WirelessCar operate as an independent entity addressing all vehicle manufacturers. WirelessCar's services are branded in the names of our customers who include BMW, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment. Visit www.wirelesscar.com for more for information.
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