Next-generation telematics control units for connected car services

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that Valeo, the global automotive products and systems company, has selected smart automotive modules from Sierra Wireless for a new generation of telematics control units to enable connected car services internationally.

Smart-Sim-Front-LargeThe first deployment of the Valeo and Sierra Wireless telematics solution will be in vehicles built by the global automaker Geely for the Russian market. The solution will enable the emergency response system that is required under ERA-GLONASS for new vehicles in Russia. Geely is a multinational automaker with international subsidiaries, including Volvo and the London Taxi Company.

Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless said: “As a fellow technology innovator, Valeo is a valued partner and we are pleased to be working closely with them on the first of many future projects together. Connected car technologies are entering the mainstream, and Sierra Wireless is playing a crucial role in how the auto industry and its customers benefit from important cellular connectivity services like emergency response.”

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo provides innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and to the development of intuitive driving.  Valeo’s smart Telematics Control Unit enables users to interact with their cars remotely. Via their smartphone or tablet, users can lock and unlock the car, activate and deactivate wipers or heating, and receive car location, live video streaming and other information from the car.

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Source: Sierra Wireless