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July 4, 2014
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WirelessCar powers Volvo On Call for Volvo Cars’ in China

Last week the first Volvo equipped with Volvo On Call in China, reached its first customer. In this WirelessCar is delivering a telematics solution based on its proven Telematics Service Provider architecture, which has 14 years of production service around the world in all major and developing consumer telematics markets. 

Through this, Volvo Cars  will deliver “Information and Concierge Services” which will give Volvo owners a direct line to dedicated concierge – anytime, anywhere, for guidance, bookings, news and much more.

Volvo On Call also includes many other safety, security and convenience services such as: Emergency-Call, Remote Door Unlock, Theft Notification, Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Immobilization. Other services made possible are: Smartphone-based Telematics Services powered by the WirelessCar architecture using a flexible smartphone application programming interface, which Volvo Cars offers for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone platforms.

The service Vehicle Finder shows the current location of a Volvo on a map along with reverse-geocoded address. The Engine Remote Start will allow a Volvo owner to pre-condition their vehicle with heat or air conditioning prior to entering the vehicle. Honk & Flash will help find a Volvo in large parking areas and the Driving Journal discretely tracks each drive cycle including start and finish locations and times, duration and distance as well as the fuel used.

“This is yet another customer for WirelessCar in China, which will enable us to penetrate the Chinese market even further. We are grateful and exited to be a part of this amazing opportunity on the largest automotive market in the world, says Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar.

 As WirelessCar’s first consumer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customer operational since 2000, the Volvo On Call roll out both in North America and China this year, further extends the already foundational relationship enjoyed by WirelessCar and Volvo Cars. WirelessCar will be now be providing Volvo telematics services in almost 20 countries.

 

June 10, 2014
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Linda’s intuitive day

Meet WirelessCar in our new film – Linda’s intuitive day!

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June 3, 2014
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WirelessCar provides connected service solutions for QorosQloud™

World-leading telematics service provider WirelessCar delivers its proven connectivity solutions to Qoros, the international car brand based in China, to provide in-car connected services.

The car connectivity module, the Dispatcher, delivered by WirelessCar, is the bridge between the service back-end and the in-vehicle electronics, using China Unicom’s 3G mobile network. The Dispatcher manages the telematics data delivery to QorosQloud™ services in a high security and robust environment. WirelessCar collaborated with Microsoft to base its solution on the Windows Azure platform. These services are currently delivered in China as part of a worldwide agreement with Qoros that will expand as the new car brand enters global markets in the future.

“Qoros is a new brand on the market and has taken a very innovative approach to connected services with QorosQloud and it has generated a lot of interest. WirelessCar is proud and excited to be part of this by providing expertise in connectivity to deliver a reliable and secure module, the Dispatcher, for Qoros’ in-car connected services,” says Martin Rosell, Managing Director at WirelessCar.“ As well as adding to our clientele in China, the largest automotive market in the world, Qoros is an invaluable client for WirelessCar because of its innovation in connectivity and its focus on delivering a total customer experience,” concludes Rosell.

“We are at the leading edge of some of the most advanced technologies and services with QorosQloud,” says Maurits Aalberse, Director of Connected Services at Qoros. “And as a pioneering leader in the field, the support and expertise of specialist solutions providers like WirelessCar is of fundamental importance. “We look forward to the long term support of WirelessCar to help Qoros establish a strong position as innovators in the development of new connected services that are valued by our customers.”

QorosQloud provides more than 30 services to Qoros motorists, in the car with the Qoros MMH™ (Multi Media Hub) eight-inch touchscreen, and away from the car via a dedicated website, and a bespoke mobile app. It enhances the way owners interact with and incorporate their car into their digital lives. The exclusive suite of connected services enables motorists to remain ‘always-connected’ to navigation and traffic information, social networks, and the car’s condition, maintenance and service requirements. QorosQloud is currently available in the Qoros 3 Sedan, the brand’s first production model, and the Qoros 3 Hatch which will join the Sedan in the brand’s growing dealer network from the middle of this year.

 

June 2, 2014
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Volvo On Call in North America – powered by WirelessCar

Volvo Car’s core brand value and vision is no fatal or severe injuries in a Volvo. WirelessCar now contributes to that vision in North America with Volvo On Call now being standard in all Volvos sold in the US and Canada.

WirelessCar is delivering a full-featured industry-leading complete embedded telematics solution, based on WirelessCar’s proven Telematics Service Provider architecture, with 14 years of production service around the world in all other major and developing consumer telematics markets. 

“As WirelessCar’s first consumer OEM customer operational since 2000, the Volvo On Call launch in North America further extends the already foundational relationship enjoyed by WirelessCar and Volvo Cars.  WirelessCar continues to be Volvo Cars telematics partner of choice and strongest support partner in the complex global telematics ecosystem, where Volvo Cars and WirelessCar are leading in global market coverage and number of operational telematics countries,says Martin Rosell, Managing Director WirelessCar

“This is fully in line with our ambitions to become leaders in connectivity in which the Volvo on Call plays a vital role”, says Robert Jagler, Director Connectivity Volvo Cars.

Through this, Volvo Cars is able to deliver many safety and security services such as: Emergency-Call, Remote Door Unlock, Theft Notification, Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Immobilization. Other services made possible are:  Smartphone-based Telematics Services powered by the WirelessCar architecture using a flexible smartphone application programming interface, which Volvo Cars will make available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone platforms.

The service Vehicle Finder shows the current location of a Volvo on a map along with reverse-geocoded address. The Engine Remote Start will allow a Volvo owner to pre-condition their vehicle with heat or air conditioning prior to entering the vehicle. Honk & Flash will help find a Volvo in large parking areas and the Driving Journal discretely tracks each drive cycle including start and finish locations and times, duration and distance as well as the fuel used.

“With the launch of Volvo On Call in US and Canada, WirelessCar will be providing Volvo telematics services in almost 20 countries!” says Martin Rosell.

 

February 24, 2014
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WirelessCar strengthens its market position in Europe and the Middle East

World leading connected services provider, WirelessCar, will support Infiniti InTouch and New NissanConnect services with an advanced off-board network solution that offers a flexible technology to support subscription management and billing for Infiniti InTouch and NissanConnect connected car services.

Nissan leads the way in providing consumers with cutting edge vehicle connectivity and convenience by fully integrating the connectivity ecosystem into the vehicle displays, switches and voice recognition systems. The WirelessCar technology aggregates content and services from several content and service providers, and manages the subscriptions and billing functions. The WirelessCar technology will be showcased first on the new Nissan Qashqai, and Infiniti InTouch, which makes its debut on the Infiniti Q50.

WirelessCar offers this solution to Infiniti and Nissan through a comprehensive off-board Telematics Service Delivery Platform (TSDP) based on the open framework, Next Generation Telematics Pattern (NGTP).

Through this platform, Nissan and Infiniti can benefit from a very flexible set of well-defined core components and interfaces which abstract various parts of the telematics service delivery ecosystem ensuring the highest levels of scalability, reusability, regional customizability, and future expandability.

WirelessCar’s delivery teams located around the world, allow Nissan and Infiniti to leverage our global platform, while at the same time providing access to local resources and implementation. WirelessCar delivers the solution in Europe, Russia, and Middle-East.

WirelessCar is very proud and grateful for the confidence Nissan has showed us in their selection of a Telematics Service Provider. Nissan has been diligent in their requirements and it will be an extremely interesting journey. Our strengths has again been proved and we continue growing by all aspects based on our belief that the car of the future is a truly connected vehicle to which the drivers as well as OEMs, dealers, third party developers and other value added stakeholders have access. This will facilitate the connected society where technology is the invisible glue that connects our fast paced lifestyles with intelligent content matched for individual’s life and contextual needs” says Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar.

 

December 10, 2013
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WirelessCar strengthens its market position in China by supporting “Audi connect” with call center solutions

WirelessCar strengthens its market position in China

Connected services provider supports Audi in China with call center solutions enabling location-based services, infotainment and information features 

The high potential of China is accompanied by a complex market structure and a broad range of local regulations. This is the reason why WirelessCar started early to build up specific know-how about this market, and has since been working with other key players in the industry as well as with the government to meet industry standards and regulations.

WirelessCar has been in the forefront in developing and exploiting the opportunities in the emerging telematics market in China. Strategically and innovatively, WirelessCar works with the entire telematics ecosystem through a wide partner network of wireless providers, call centers, content providers, dealers, government institutions, etc. Aiming to contribute to the whole eco-system and achieve remarkable self-improving, WirelessCar teams-up with strategic partners to:

- explore leading industrial technology

- positively get involved in industrial regulation and policies standardization

- make continuous progress on business model development and innovation.

WirelessCar completes the Audi connect service by providing a call center client enabled by Next Generation Telematics Pattern (NGTP), the open framework, bringing more flexibility and sustainability to future development.

WirelessCar services, together with the German car manufacturer’s advanced  technology, allow customers in China to access location-based services. Drivers can contact call centers and get their point of interest pushed to their navigation system in the car, like e.g. the address of a restaurant.

“The Audi project is another success for the global strategy of WirelessCar”, says Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar. “We have achieved remarkable results on the Chinese market, now we carry the responsibility as an industry leader to develop the telematics technology even further and move the whole market forward.”

Further information

WirelessCar Press Contact – Nathalie Rey – nathalie.rey@wirelesscar.com

 

October 31, 2013
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WirelessCar at CADA Convention and Expo 2013, November 9th-11th 2013

One of the largest China Auto dealer event, CADA Convention and Expo 2013 will be held in Chengdu, China on November 9th-11th.

A Telematics Innovation Sub-forum will be held on November 11th.

Eric Sun, Chief Architect, WirelessCar China will give a key-note presentation and will share his idea about telematics industry development and the value that WirelessCar delivers.

Where? Century City International Conference Center – No. 198, Century City Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 610041. China

For Chinese website: http://www.cada.cn/

 

September 24, 2013
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Legislative initiatives and customer demands set connected vehicle in motion

The “Connected Car” prevails. The International Motor Show (IAA) shows that there is a public interest for connected services where legal initiatives and the desire of consumers drive global development. Take Russia, for example: at the end of this year, road users will have a comprehensive e-call network at their disposal. Countries such as Brazil go even further. Due to the high theft rates, the government plans to use networked vehicles next year to handle this issue. This can work without initiative from the administration, as a look far down to the east and west shows: In China and in the United States it is mainly the millions of users who call for networking in their vehicles. WirelessCar gives an overview of recent international developments.

Russia goes ahead with rapid steps

Russia is already standing in the starting blocks with its national program Era Glonass. The Emergency Road Assistance based on Glonass, the ‘Global satellite navigation system’ will be officially available from December 2013. Comparable to the e-call, Era Glonass provides location data for accidents and vehicle damage information to a call center. Once the emergency is verified, call center employees inform an ambulance, thus shortening arrival time of emergency personnel by up to 30 per cent – and rescuing about 4,000 people per year according to the underlying Glonass Union.

Putting a stop to black market’s game

Almost one in a hundred cars get stolen in Brazil. According to the British automotive consultancy Secured by Design (SBD), the fact that spare parts are unusually expensive makes the black market for stolen spare parts a lucrative business. This is the reason why a special telematics function was developed to help cars not only being located from a distance, but also stop them electronically. In early 2014, 20 per cent of all new cars, vans, transport vehicles and other commercial vehicles will be equipped with appropriate tracking devices for the Brazilian market. The aim is to achieve full coverage of new vehicles over the next year.

China shows great openness to new technologies

The Chinese automotive industry is one of the most attractive target markets for vehicle manufacturers and telematics providers with a way above-average growth. The great potential is made complicated by strict regulations. But these mainly deal with conditions that must be met to allow foreign companies to gain a foothold in China – mandatory e-calls are not a big issue so far. However, Chinese car owners are very open to Connected Services: they use telematics services 30 to 40 times more often than Europeans or Americans and opt for networked car models and brands more frequently.

USA: telematics market still far from saturation

While the offer in China greatly depends on the customers’ needs, the development in the U.S. is mainly determined – and slowed down – by legal regulations: while there are already millions of networked users, the potential is far greater. High safety concerns only allow for a limited use of new solutions because there are already heavy fines for talking on the phone while driving. Therefore, ways must be found to integrate new services that distract the driver as little as possible. Currently, mainly the internet radio, navigation functions and automatic emergency calls are widespread in the United States.

“Soon the e-Call will be mandatory in many countries. Therefore, vehicle manufacturers must provide the technological basis and can allow many more features to motorists. These include locating vehicles, web access and controlling a car remotely via app,” says Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar. “One problem remains though: many companies think of telematics too much from a financial point of view. The technology must be inexpensive and yield profit. However, it can provide so much more – like improving user experience and increasing customer loyalty.”

 

June 17, 2013
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Take an exclusive filmed tour in one of WirelessCar green and highly secured data centers

In our connected society era, we have to handle more and more information and the industry faces the “Big Data” challenges.

When large amounts of information are transferred and stored, availability and stability become increasingly important.

At the same time, the information that WirelessCar manages is linked personally thus security and integrity is key to provide services that will keep people connected and at the same time protected.

Being part of the Volvo Group and Volvo IT enables WirelessCar to offer our customers proven and highly secure data centers.

At the same time, WirelessCar story began in 1999 in Sweden, a country considered as a best in class country when it comes to environment protection.

We propose you to take a deeper look into WirelessCar Swedish data center that uses seawater as the major cooling-mechanism and green energy to power the center in order to take care of the sensitive birdlife, as well as marine wildlife in the bay.

We have created a movie to give you the possibility to take a tour behind the scenes and to learn more about the environmentally friendly benefits and the high security standards provided to our customers world-wide.

Check out our WirelessCar movie here.

 

June 5, 2013
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WirelessCar has been honoured with 2 awards at Telematics Update Detroit

A jury of six telematics experts from across the industry selected WirelessCar as the Best Telematics Product or Service Launch in an Emerging Market (BRIC Region) and recognized Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar, who received the Telematics Leadership Award on Tuesday, June 4th.

These awards were presented in Detroit at the most important telematics conference and exhibition of the year hosted by Telematics Update.

Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar received these distinctions.

For the Best Telematics Product or Service Launch in an Emerging Market (BRIC Region) Award, the judges have been looking for a combination of the following attributes:

  • A telematics product or service that has been created with its local market in mind
  • Ability to deliver compelling new content to consumers
  • Performance
  • Market appeal and promotional work

“WirelessCar provides services in Brazil, Russia and China with organizations in Brazil, China and India, even if we are not yet providing services on that market. But, we are preparing for that market, too. Obviously each respective market presents its own unique opportunities as well as challenges. That is why we invest in local organizations to meet and succeed on these markets. Through these very unique and diverse markets WirelessCar works with no less than four telecom operators and four call centers to meet local market needs.” Says Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar.

In Brazil, WirelessCar was officially certified on June 2nd, 2010 to meet the upcoming needs of the CONTRAN & DENATRAN Resolution 245 Anti-theft Legal Demand and provides innovative services delivered with Mobile Apps.

September 1st, 2008 WirelessCar began providing telematics services on the Russian market.

Market demand is lagging on the Indian market; however, it is slowly beginning to form. With that in mind and complexities in its own right, WirelessCar has begun establishing an organization for support on this immense market.

In China, WirelessCar understood quickly that being such a complex and regulated market, it would require a great deal of investment in time and resources. That is why WirelessCar started early to build up specific know-how about this market with a first pilot project initiated in 2008, when, in conjunction with local partners, WirelessCar demonstrated a breakdown-call from a test vehicle in Beijing.

In 2011, WirelessCar founded its own subsidiaries in Beijing and Tianjin in order to build partnerships, joint ventures and government relationships that are mandatory to operate a successful business in China. Today, WirelessCar employs 21 experts in China in the fields of development, testing and service operation.

WirelessCar is already working or ready for launch with more than 10 customers on these 4 different markets.

For the Telematics Leadership Award (individual), the judges have recognized an individual that has shown leadership in the telematics industry, someone who has gained recognition as someone who is driving the industry forward and who is helping to promote new initiatives and awareness of telematics both to industry peers and the customer.

Martin Rosell has been instrumental in driving WirelessCar’s strategies for growth and thought leadership to accelerate brand recognition and un-matched market shares by:

  • extending the Volvo Cars business with complex markets like Brazil and the first Smartphone App suite on the market
  • growing the BMW relationship from a few markets to become a global partner
  • adding new brands such as Audi and new customers in the value chain such as Sprint who launched their Velocity program using WirelessCar as a key technology provider to launch their first customer’s  Chrysler, Fiat.
  • defining the China partner network by believing and investing in a pilot in 2008 which has proven to be the future eco-system in China.

“I want to share this reward with our team, today delivering 2 million messages a day in more than 50 countries and providing our extensive 14 years’ experience in connecting vehicles to the global vehicle OEM industry, and with our customers who have recognized the business value WirelessCar can offer them by being connected around the globe” said Martin Rosell. 

 

June 3, 2013
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Marcus Hedenström from WirelessCar wins the Nasa Space Apps Challenge

Marcus Hedenström from WirelessCar is part of the winning team in the world’s largest Hackathon. His team’s idea on how to make our cities greener won amongst 10 000 other participants in over 50 countries.

“The idea is to collect various kinds of environmental data, in our case local atmospheric conditions, and present a map with an overlay indicating how clean the air is. People can then choose between different routes for the best experience biking or walking between home and work, amongst other things”, says Marcus Hedenström.

Their idea is based on using a basic air quality and soil sensor which users can “plant” into their garden and also get a variety of information about the environment it’s in. The aggregated information can as well be used by city officials to monitor air quality on a neighborhood level, and by scientists to gain deeper insights related to global climate. This could encourage people grow food locally, while also creating a massive open-source database of local environmental data.

“Much of what made the Hackathon great was the interaction with other people from my own field and I saw the opportunity to combine my interest in space and astronomy with my interest in mobile application development. It was exciting to be part of a project with so much potential, and I am very glad it got that attention. ” says Marcus.

His best tip to others when it comes to innovation is to draw inspiration from two or more completely different fields, then create something that has a place in people’s daily lives.

Watch a video of the winning idea

​NASA Greener Cities project

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

 

April 17, 2013
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WirelessCar awarded “Outstanding China Telematics Product” by China Electronic Academy

China is emerging as one of the world’s leading telematics markets with vehicle sales expected to rise from 21 million units in 2013 to nearly 34 million in 2019. Frost & Sullivan predicts that “Chinese market for telematics services will swell from 0.4 million subscribers in 2012 to nearly 4.0 million subscribers by 2018.”

WirelessCar has been witnessing and contributing to the rapid growth of the mass market. 

This award was given by China Electronic Academy (subsidiary of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) on Telematics Industry Development Forum held in Shenzhen April 10th, 2013, this, after having won the award for “Best China Telematics Company” at the IOVA Annual Conference in January 2013 in Beijing. The event, jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the municipal government of Shenzhen, gathered more than 1,200 exhibitors demonstrating their latest products, involving technologies from the entire electronic information industry chain.

“Again, WirelessCar has been recognized on the global Telematics scene. The early focus on China from 2008, creating the network, partnerships and organization has clearly put WirelessCar in a leading position on the China market which is being confirmed by this highly prestige award.” said Martin Rosell, Managing Director WirelessCar.

Since its initial footprint in China in 2008, WirelessCar began to believe in the strong potential for Chinese markets’ long-term growth. That is why WirelessCar started early to build up specific know-how with a first pilot project initiated in China in 2008. In 2011, WirelessCar founded its own subsidiaries in Beijing and Tianjin with combined knowledge of the automotive business and technology from different areas of development, testing and service operation.

WirelessCar offers connected services for customers like BMW and Audi in China, through delivering a proven and sustainable technology platform to enable customers’ ability of leveraging the benefits of open architecture.

WirelessCar has cross-sector experience in automotive and commercial vehicle industries and delivers a ready-made technology neutral shared platform based on Next Generation Telematics Pattern (NGTP). WirelessCar customers benefit from flexibility to adapt to a rapidly evolving and agile industry, ensuring the greater freedom to upgrade their services, differentiate their services from their competitors, expand in new markets with standardized services and as consequence, keeping the costs down by lowering price services in the long term run.

Together with its customers and partners, WirelessCar is stepping to the explosively new phase for telematics market in China.

 

April 10, 2013
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BMW and WirelessCar extend partnership in China

 BMW vehicles with ConnectedDrive services are now available in China

Connected services specialist WirelessCar supported BMW and its local service partner China Unicom to introduce ConnectedDrive services to China since September 2012. BMW’s services include emergency, breakdown, and concierge calls as well as remote door unlock, traffic information and further internet-based services. Now, the German car manufacturer provides vehicles incorporating connected services to the Chinese market – following Europe, North America and the Middle East, where BMW has already utilized WirelessCar’s capabilities.

The Chinese market offers high potential with close to 20 million cars sold in 2012. It is also a highly complex and regulated market. That is the reason why WirelessCar started early to build up specific know-how about this market with a first pilot project initiated in 2008, when, in conjunction with local partners, WirelessCar demonstrated a breakdown-call from a test vehicle in Beijing. In 2011, WirelessCar founded its own subsidiaries in Beijing and Tianjin in order to build partnerships, joint ventures and government relationships that are mandatory to operate a successful business in China. Today, it employs 21 experts in China in the fields of development, testing and service operation. For BMW in China, WirelessCar adapted its call center applications to the local market requirements and provides support and maintenance to China Unicom. China Unicom is BMW’s local telecommunication supplier, which partnered with WirelessCar in this commercial project.

WirelessCar’s solutions are provided via its Telematics Service Delivery Platform (TSDP), a comprehensive off-board platform based on the open framework Next Generation Telematics Pattern (www.ngtp.org). NGTP’s open source architecture makes it possible to link content, call centers and networks more easily to speed up time to market. WirelessCar monitors its services around the clock to guarantee market-leading service availability.

Francis Dance, BMW ConnectedDrive Senior Manager in Beijing, stated: “WirelessCar was a key partner in bringing BMW’s global ConnectedDrive service platform to China on schedule. The project required significant local market adaptation and working with multiple partners to achieve the goals. Their teamwork and support was essential to our success.”

 “China is a unique and complex market” says Martin Rosell, Managing Director WirelessCar, “and our partnerships with China Unicom and other important actors allows us to benefit from their unique expertise on this market as well as providing licenses to operate in China. Being the largest market in the world, this marks a credible step in WirelessCar’s global footprint and shows our commitment to China as the largest and fastest growing market”.

 

February 5, 2013
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WirelessCar awarded “Best China Telematics Company”

WirelessCar, one of the leading providers of telematics solutions, has been awarded as the “Best China Telematics company” for 2012 by China Telematics, one of the most important telematics magazines in China, at the IOVA Annual Conference on 24th of January 2013.

IOVA is the Strategic Alliance of China Internet of Vehicles industrial technology innovation.

The annual conference dropped its curtain in Sheraton Beijing on Jan 24th 2013. On the conference, achievements of recent years for telematics industry have been reviewed, and the policies, market trends and industrial hot points have led experts from different parts of the ecosystem into discussion through presentations and panel interactions.

WirelessCar has been awarded as the “Best China Telematics Company”, which was voted by the 1029 industrial elites. WirelessCar China director Kevin Wang received this distinction on the event. This reward shows that WirelessCar’s remarkable contribution and its’ outstanding service ability have been widely recognized within the industry in China.

The Chinese market offers high potential with close to 20 million cars sold in 2012. It is also a highly complex and regulated market. That is the reason why WirelessCar started early to build up specific know-how about this market with a first pilot project initiated in 2008, when, in conjunction with local partners, WirelessCar demonstrated a breakdown-call from a test vehicle in Beijing. In 2011, WirelessCar founded its own subsidiaries in Beijing and Tianjin in order to build partnerships, joint ventures and government relationships that are mandatory to operate a successful business in China. Today, WirelessCar employs 21 experts in China in the fields of development, testing and service operation. WirelessCar offers connected services in China for customers like BMW or Audi.

“Again, WirelessCar has been recognized for its outstanding capabilities and global reach. Today’s Car OEM’s are looking for proven and global solutions that are easy to adopt in new markets and quickly help them to introduce new innovative services. The Connected Vehicle has become a true value added service offering which attract today’s car customer.” says Martin Rosell, Managing Director, WirelessCar.

With this prize, WirelessCar now steps to another stage in China. WirelessCar has achieved remarkable progress and now carries the responsibility of an industry leader in China, and as a leader, will expand and move the industry forward.

 

November 29, 2012
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WirelessCar provides key competence to Sprint’s Velocity Program

Sprint Velocity delivers a pioneering capability for the auto industry, encompassing the development, integration and marketing of in-vehicle communications systems. Automakers can use Sprint Velocity as a complete turnkey solution or on a modular basis to suit their customized needs.

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.”

Further information

WirelessCar Press Contact

Nathalie Rey

nathalie.rey@wirelesscar.com

Tel: +33 (0)6 65 858854

 

December 16, 2011
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WirelessCar in study conducted by Strategy Analytics

“WirelessCar is redefining the telematics service provider as a global supplier of cloud services” distinguishing itself by a global reach and an open platform. An analysis that could be summed-up as: “wherever you turn, WirelessCar is there!”

The report, WirelessCar Stands Out with Global Reach, Open Platform, claims that OEMs are finally investing in telematics technology for their vehicles and, while this will create new opportunities for suppliers and service providers, WirelessCar already stands out in the field.
 
“WirelessCar has established a global leading position unmatched in the telematics industry,” states the author of the report. “The company stands alone with existing or pending embedded telematics deployments in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and the Middle East.”
 
Strategy Analytics says that WirelessCar’s global scope, multiple segment solutions, multiple platform support, flexibility and proven track record are what differentiate it from its competitors.

WirelessCar is already providing successful telematics solutions to a number of OEMs, including Volvo Cars and BMW. With the development of NGTP (Next Generation Telematics Pattern), WirelessCar is well positioned for emerging connected services, such as taking advantage of new opportunities created by connected smartphones, which are expected to feature prominently in the years to come.

This ability to pre-empt upcoming trends in the industry and adapt accordingly is likely to ensure that WirelessCar continues to distinguish itself in a fast-growing industry.
 
Strategy Analytics is a global research and consulting firm, focusing on market opportunities and challenges in the areas of Automotive Electronics & Multimedia.

Press contact: Nathalie Rey, Communications Manager, phone +33 481 930 285,
e-mail
nathalie.rey@wirelesscar.com.

 

December 15, 2011
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Video available in Chinese

Our telematics video is now available with chinese speaker text. Please follow the link: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDAwOTA0Nzg0.html

 

June 9, 2011
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WirelessCar awarded Best Telematics Service Provider

A jury of six telematics experts from across the industry selected WirelessCar as the Best Telematics Service Provider on Tuesday, June 7th. This award was presented in Detroit at the most important telematics conference and exhibition of the year hosted by Telematics Update.

WirelessCar best TSP TU Detroit 2011

Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar received this distinction from the hands of Clear Channel’s Ryan Seacrest, well known as the host of American Idol.

For the Best Telematics Service Provider Award the judges have been looking for a combination of the following attributes:

  • Innovative applications and services for consumers
  • Ability to deliver compelling new content to consumers
  • Successful market take up
  • User-friendly interfaces
  • Performance
  • Market appeal and promotional work

“This reward is a recognition of the achievements of our team, today delivering 2 million messages a day in more than 50 countries and providing our extensive 12 years’ experience in connecting vehicles to the global vehicle OEM industry” said Martin Rosell.

With expertise in both commercial and consumer vehicles, WirelessCar can leverage a cross fertilized service portfolio/open platform (www.ngtp.org) and deliver innovative business models. Our customers share key resources, which means low and diminishing cost as well as rapid deployment in new markets. We integrate our services from best-of-breed elements to allow our customers to compete at leading-edge level. Through efficient sharing of resources we are able to offer the most industry competitive telematics services in the world.

WirelessCar is one of the world’s leading telematics service providers serving both the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors with services that are operational in 50 countries. This truly global service can include automatic crash notification, emergency and road side assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, embedded hands-free telephone, 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, Renault Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment, Mack Trucks, Toyota Material Handling, Rolls Royce, Allianz…

More information www.wirelesscar.com

 

April 15, 2011
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WirelessCar at TU Detroit June 8 & 9th, 2011

We are proud to be speaking and showcase our services at the annual Telematics Detroit 2011(8th &9th  June), the biggest and most influential show for the Global telematics industry! 
  
This year’s senior-level speakers will include BMW, Chrysler, Google, Ford, WirelessCar and many more….!  
  
At this sell-out conference, delegates will get the opportunity to benefit from dedicated sessions on telematics services, open platform technology, location-based services, connected services and solutions, navigation, insurance telematics, infotainment and the latest wireless technologies. 
 
 
Like what you see? Then check out the exciting e-Brochure for further details about this ground breaking event.
 
 

November 2, 2010
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WirelessCar launches first OEM in Brazil

WirelessCar launches first OEM in Brazil

 Volvo Cars becomes the first automotive manufacturer in Brazil to launch an embedded telematics program, Volvo OnCall, with WirelessCar as the Service Provider. The announcement was made at the Sao Paulo Auto Show last week.

 Volvo OnCall will be available from December 1st and be free for the first two years. The service will include automatic crash notification, breakdown notification and remote services such as door lock/unlock. Brazil will be the 15th country where Volvo On Call is available but the first country outside of Europe.

 The service will also address any future regulatory demands for tracking and immobilization should they come to fruition.

 WirelessCar is the only certified service provider in Brazil to offer embedded End-to-End services that includes a call center and GPRS telecommunication link and services. Possible services over and above the required tracking and immobilization include safety and security, remote services, remote diagnostics and mobile applications.

 More information can be found at www.wirelesscar.com

 Inquires can be made to:

Greg Geiselhart                                                                Marcio R. Rodrigues da Luz

Director of Sales NA                                                         Sales Manager SA                    

+1 336 393 2466                                                              +55 41 3317 8002

Greg.Geiselhart@WirelessCar.com                                  Marcio.Luz@Volvo.com

 

September 17, 2010
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WirelessCar to speak at Telematics Update Munich 2010

We are proud to be speaking at the annual Telematics Munich 2010 (3rd & 4th Nov, Munich, Germany), the biggest and most influential show for the European telematics industry! 
  
This year’s senior-level speakers will include BMW, Nokia, Fiat, Google, Ford, Volvo, Continental, Sony Ericsson, EU Commission, and many more. 
  
This leading industry event will showcase 40+ senior-level telematics speakers, 3 dedicated tracks, 20+ businesses-focused sessions and over 20+ hours of networking opportunities.
  
At this sell-out conference, delegates will get the opportunity to benefit from dedicated sessions on telematics services, open platform technology, location-based services, connected services and solutions, navigation, insurance telematics, infotainment and the latest wireless technologies. 
 
 
Like what you see? Then check out the exciting e-Brochure for further details about this ground breaking event.

Exclusive Discount: 

As sponsors we’ve secured an additional 100 Euro off all ticket prices and promotional discounts. Visit Telematics Munich 2010, Hilton Munich Park, Germany e-Brochure for further details about this ground breaking event.www.telematicsmunich.com/register and enter discount code “1748sponsor” into the discount code box to register. 
 
 

June 28, 2010
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WirelessCar reaches 50 markets

With the recent addition of Brazil as a new market, WirelessCar reached its 50th market providing live operations to customers.  This unprecedented operational footprint is generated by customers in the automotive sector, Volvo Cars and BMW; and the commercial vehicle sector, Volvo Trucks and Volvo CE. Operations are delivered through centers in Gothenburg, Sweden; Greensboro, North Carolina; Curitiba, Brazil and are currently being established in China.

“We continue to set the bar high for ourselves by being able to offer services in areas demanded by our customers, no matter how remote”, states Martin Rosell, Managing Director of WirelessCar. “Its probably a record number of markets served by one Telematics Service Provider”

Below is a reference list that is alphabetized by region:

Americas
Brazil
Canada
Mexico
United States of America
Virgin Islands
Asia/Pacific
Australia
India
Malaysia
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Qatar
South Korea
Europe
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Luxemburg
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
United Kingdom
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The Netherlands
Turkey
Ukraine
Middle East/Africa
Kuwait
Morocco
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
 

June 4, 2010
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WirelessCar Certified in Brazil, set to launch Volvo Cars

On June 2nd, WirelessCar was officially certified as a Service Provider for offering services to fulfill the regulatory requirements for tracking and immobilization in Brazil. As of September 1st, Volvo Car’s On Call system will be the first automotive manufacturer offering an embedded solution to meet regulatory requirements.

 WirelessCar Certified in Brazil set to launch Volvo Cars

 

May 27, 2010
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WirelessCar supports Volvo Construction Equipment to expand CareTrack

Volvo Construction Equipment goes standard fit with CareTrack with the backend system being supplied by WirelessCar. CareTrack will be available standard from January 2010 on all larger machines, along with a 36 month no charge activation.  This system will allow for remote monitoring and asset management throughout Europe, North America, Oceania and various countries in Africa and the Middle East, a truly global service.

WirelessCar provides global telematics

 

December 10, 2009
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WirelessCar awarded North American telematics contract

WirelessCar has been selected to be the Telematics Service Provider for BMW in North America. WirelessCar will deploy the Next Generation Telematics Protocol to deliver services in new models from mid-2010 and also include a migration path for BMW’s legacy applications currently operating in the United States and Canada. WirelessCar will work with third party providers, e.g., ATX Group, as Call Center partners to deliver the services.

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