Monday, 11 December 2017

Operators, not auto makers hold the keys to the connected car – Springworks

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 23 November 16

Platform provider aims to connect half a million cars in Sweden; has half an eye on Canada, Australia.

While car makers are busy cramming infotainment systems and as many sensors as possible into their latest models, it is operators that actually hold the key to the connected car services that drivers will come to rely on. This is what software platform provider Springworks thinks, anyway. The Swedish company's platform is being used by Sweden's incumbent Telia for its Sense service, which takes the form of an LTE dongle that plugs into a car's on…

While car makers are busy cramming infotainment systems and as many sensors as possible into their latest models, it is operators that actually hold the key to the connected car services that drivers will come to rely on. This is what software platform provider Springworks thinks, anyway. The Swedish company's platform is being used by Sweden's incumbent Telia for its Sense service, which takes the form of an LTE dongle that plugs into a car's on…

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