WirelessCar to extend its role and lead in the global connected vehicle arena by collaborating with Microsoft

WirelessCar, a leading managed service provider within the connected vehicle eco-system, will empower car makers to provide mobility services with Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform that make their customers’ lives easier and more productive.

WirelessCar continues to address the needs of the automotive industry in the field of connected vehicle solutions. By collaborating with Microsoft, WirelessCar will extend its footprint with auto makers, suppliers, and mobility providers to create end-to-end connectivity, car and customer services to enable new business opportunities and user experiences for the respective companies. WirelessCar will integrate and operate end-to-end services on top of Azure and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform.

WirelessCar’s goal is to create new and attractive consumer services at an ever-increasing speed, fueled by the technology evolution and increased competition in this area. This will allow OEMs to create and deliver even more attractive consumer-centric services to the market.

“The goal is to align the connected vehicle space with the cloud and how it relates between Edge Computing, the end-consumers and the full OEM’s enterprise systems. Thus receiving the full value of investments being made into new digital business processes and connected with relevant eco-systems to release the new era of automotive digital services”, says Martin Rosell, CEO of WirelessCar.

Furthermore, Martin continues, “Our goal is to power 100 million connected vehicles by 2025 in order to optimize value for money of our services. Working together with Microsoft will help us reach our goal through engaging new customers, reach into new areas and develop innovative solutions for existing customers.”

Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager Mobility & Connected Vehicle Platform at Microsoft, said, “WirelessCar joining the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform ecosystem will further drive our goal to empower all automotive industry players to create new experiences and value services to their customers. WirelessCar is a well-known player in the connected car area and together, we will be able to further accelerate our platform’s adoption in the market.

For more information about the collaboration or about WirelessCar’s overall cloud strategy, please contact Greg Gesielhart.

About WirelessCar

WirelessCar, headquartered in Sweden and offices in the US and China, is one of the world’s leading connected car service providers. We have been providing connected car services to the automotive industry since .year 2000. Thanks to our technology that is proven in action and history with Volvo Cars, Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler, Nissan, Subaru, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, etc., we have the experience and knowledge to deliver global services. Today, WirelessCar’s expansive customer base spans across 75 countries worldwide, connecting over four million actively subscribed vehicles.

WirelessCar provides manufacturers of cars with complete and competitive connected car offerings anywhere in the world. Our customers share key resources, which mean 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. WirelessCar was founded in 1999 as a joint venture between Ericsson, Volvo and Telia. In 2003, we became a company wholly owned by the Volvo Group. In March 2019 Volkswagen AG bought a 75 % stake in WirelessCar. WirelessCar engages more than 400 skilled resources.

 

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