Ericsson Launches Connected Vehicle
March 6, 2017
Connected Vehicle Marketplace is a white-label solution to reduce the
complexities of building digital service ecosystems for connected
vehicles. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), partners and
motorists will now be able to drive the development of innovation and
connectivity in the automotive industry.
Introducing Scania One, Scania becomes the first customer to use the new
solution. Scania One is an open customer platform that gives fleet
owners, drivers and fleet owners' customers, access to services that
will help increase efficiency and productivity, while contributing to a
reduced carbon footprint.
Building on the success of the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud, the
Connected Vehicle Marketplace is a controlled and secure environment for
OEMs to put new digital services into the hands of their drivers. The
solution is the first of its kind and will enable OEMs to fully control
the inclusion of third-party digital services seamlessly and
efficiently, all integrated into one digital marketplace.
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, announced the new Connected
Vehicle Marketplace during Ericsson's Media & Analyst briefing at Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona on February 27.
Ekholm says: "Empowering innovation is crucial for Ericsson, and is an
essential part of the successful future for not only the automotive
industry, but also a whole host of others. We are committed to enabling
the right mix of connectivity, security and ideas across all industries,
and today's launch of Connected Vehicle Marketplace for the automotive
industry is just one example of this."
Through the connected vehicles, Scania knows the logistical flow in the
operations of fleet owners' customers, ranging from large-scale
construction sites, to public transport, to long haul transport. With
Scania One, the digital tools are placed in the hands of fleet owners
and drivers to ensure gains in these flows are realized and waste is
"Compared to many other industries, the transport industry is making
rapid progress in digitalization. However, we cannot make this shift
alone and this is a great example of the kind of partnership that moves
both our industries forward," says Henrik Henriksson President and CEO,
Scania. "Now we are taking some serious steps translating the
partnership into real business for us with bottom line impact for our
Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in Global Automotive Practice,
Strategy Analytics, says: "Ericsson is in a position to deliver almost
any content, service or application to any device or use case, whether
it's in the home, car, or on a mobile device. With its horizontal IoT
capabilities, proven today towards the connected vehicle, Ericsson now
brings together all possible usage scenarios."
number of connected vehicles is growing rapidly - both for commercial
vehicles and passenger cars. Scania has announced that there are now
250,000 connected vehicles, which amounts to more than two-thirds of all
vehicles it has sold the past five years. Moreover, Strategy Analytics
predicts 382 million connected vehicles by 2025.
Until now, there was no way for OEMs to share data efficiently, securely
and in a scalable manner with third-parties. Ericsson's Connected
Vehicle Marketplace enables OEMs to create a connected ecosystem for
core partners as well as innovators who want to come up with new
innovative services for the automotive industry, to realize the full
potential of connected vehicles.
Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud is powered by Ericsson's IoT solution -
IoT Accelerator - bringing secure world-class mobile connectivity
management and trustworthy technology partnership, with IoT E2E systems,
and rapid IoT deployment and monetization capabilities.