Both companies plan to conjointly build the ecosystem around the connected car. The solution covers all Volvo Cars markets around the globe and is run as a Managed Service by Ericsson. Drivers will be able to download applications, create an on-line service booking and interact with partners through the Connected Vehicle Cloud built on Ericsson's Service Enablement Platform.
The partnership is focused on the rapid development of Volvo Cars' stand-alone scalable product architecture (SPA). However, connected car services will roll out in all new Volvo cars beforehand in order to position Volvo Cars with sophisticated solutions and services.