Smart wireless modules enable the connected car

4th June 2015
Posted By : Barney Scott
Smart wireless modules enable the connected car

Sierra Wireless has announced a milestone in its collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën, using AirPrime AR Series smart automotive modules, the Legato platform, and the AirVantage cloud. With its next generation of connected cars, PSA will utilise Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud technology to expand from emergency notification into additional value-added connected services for its customers.

PSA Peugeot Citroën, which has been a Sierra Wireless customer since 2001, has connected more than 1.6m vehicles. Since the introduction of their in-vehicle emergency notification systems in 2003, Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles have sent more than 13,000 alerts to emergency services operating in 17 European countries.

These additional services are enabled through the Legato platform, which provides an application framework and development environment that allows third-party applications to be built and hosted directly on the wireless module. With integrated AirVantage cloud service, these applications can be securely downloaded and updated remotely over the air. This next-gen IoT solution will begin to reach the market within PSA’s 2017 models.

“Our long collaboration with Sierra Wireless has enabled us to offer our customers leading-edge technology that not only helps keep them safer, but now could also provide connected services that deliver additional value,” said Brigitte Courtehoux, Director of the Connected Cars and Services Business Unit for PSA Peugeot Citroën. “Sierra Wireless technology provides us with a full automotive-grade solution, including the wireless connectivity, the application support and the remote management capabilities we need to offer these services efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“PSA Peugeot Citroën has always been visionary in providing value to customers through delivering connectivity to their cars,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Expanding their reach beyond basic safety features into other IoT services demonstrates their continued push toward innovative solutions for their customers. Customers like PSA have been the driving force behind our continued development of full device-to-cloud solutions that empower our OEM partners to be technology and innovation leaders in their respective markets.”

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