Sierra Wireless has announced 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.
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.
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, field proven, scalable and secure M2M services platform ideally suited to manage such critical remote operations.
Courtesy: Sierra Wireless.