KDDI and Orange Business Services Bring IoT Services to European Vehicles

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KDDI and Orange Business Services Bring IoT Services to European Vehicles

Japanese telecommunications service provider KDDI has selected Orange Business Services to provide a customized IoT platform. It will allow Japanese automotive manufacturers Toyota and Mazda to offer connected car capabilities in their vehicles sold across Europe.

Orange claims that this solution will initially enable the two manufacturers to offer connected services in their vehicles across 63 European countries or territories, via Orange cellular connectivity. The solution integrates directly into KDDI’s own platform and provides secure and reliable IoT connectivity for Toyota and Mazda to enhance the driver experience through advanced services. Cloud connections are made through Orange backbone networks.

Connected IoT services are paramount to enhance the drive experience for our customers. The bespoke Orange IoT platform provides new levels of convenience in terms of personalized services to Toyota and Mazda across Europe. This allows their drivers to benefit from the very best in safety, security and in-car experience,

said Mr. Ken Sakai, Managing Director of KDDI Europe, Ltd.
Valerie Cussac, Senior Vice President, Smart Mobility Services, Orange Business Services added:

Today’s most innovative car manufacturers are leveraging IoT to deliver on the drive experience consumers are demanding. Following extensive consultancy and a pilot with KDDI, we have delivered on a tailor-made IoT platform that will enable innovative connected services to provide drivers with enhanced levels of safety and convenience.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Orange Business Services

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