Sierra Wireless has announced that the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group 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.
Source: Sierra Wireless.