PSA Peugeot Citroën selects Sierra Wireless remote monitoring and upgrade
services for long-term maintenance of in-car telematics systems
VANCOUVER, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, a global leader in advanced automotive technology, has signed a contract to use Sierra Wireless device management services for the remote monitoring and software upgrade of future generations of cars equipped with Sierra Wireless-based telematics technology.
More and more new car models are being equipped at the factory with vehicle telematics systems which enable consumer-oriented features such as navigation, assistance and remote diagnostics. PSA Peugeot Citroën has long been a leader in advanced automotive technology and the car maker had been collaborating with Wavecom (recently purchased by Sierra Wireless) on telematics solutions for well over ten years. Today, more than 600,000 PSA cars on the road are equipped with telematics technology in one form or another.
As software features in cars becomes increasingly prevalent, the capacity for over-the-air remote monitoring and updating becomes essential. The Sierra Wireless device management services provide to PSA Peugeot Citroën the most efficient way to monitor and upgrade the software of vehicles in the field.
Emmanuel Walckenaer, Sierra Wireless Senior Vice President and General Manager for Solutions and Services, commented: "After a long selection process, including in-depth technical evaluations by PSA on real prototypes, we are extremely pleased to have been selected to develop the automotive group's remote monitoring and maintenance capabilities. Cars typically have product life spans of 10 to 15 years, and once wireless connectivity has become a standard feature, long-term maintenance and monitoring becomes necessary."
The device management services provided to PSA are part of Sierra Wireless' M2MOperatingPortal(TM), field proven, scalable and secure M2M services platform ideally suited to manage such critical remote operations. The Sierra Wireless Solutions and Services business unit provides a truly unique service portfolio, ranging from device management to complete end-to-end vertical solutions for very large accounts, system integrators, operators and OEMs. Highly secure and enabling an unbeatable time to market, these services can be used with virtually any wireless devices and are instantly accessible through web interfaces.
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