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WirelessCar a Key to Igniting Sprint Velocity

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November 30, 2012

WirelessCar a Key to Igniting Sprint Velocity

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Managing Editor

This week, at the LA Auto Show, embedded M2M solutions leader Sprint (News - Alert) unveiled Sprint Velocity. This global, end-to-end solution delivers a pioneering, mobile integration capability to auto manufacturers. As a part of this initiative, Sprint has announced that WirelessCar will be an integral part of the Sprint Velocity ecosystem.

WirelessCar delivers backend telematics components that integrate and aggregate content, services and applications with a focus on vehicle-related features. These features include diagnostics, remote lock/unlock capabilities and more. WirelessCar is fully integrated into Sprint Velocity’s ecosystem and it is a founding member of the Next Generation Telematics Partner program.

“Sprint recognized WirelessCar for its extensive knowledge and experience within the telematics space,” said Wayne Ward, vice president, Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “This coupled with their global footprint in 50+ countries supports the direction and requirements of Sprint Velocity.”

For its part, WirelessCar also sees this as a natural fit. “There is a fundamental shift in the connected vehicle space with consumers expecting more and more connected functionality that changes rapidly,” said Martin Rosell, managing director of WirelessCar. “Sprint, with its deep understanding of applications and customer relationships, is a natural and complementary fit to WirelessCar as a technology provider. The Sprint Velocity solution is a new way of thought leadership in the industry.”

As part of Volvo, WirelessCar is based in Sweden but is operational in 34 countries across four continents. Its capabilities include automatic crash notification, emergency and roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, hands-free telephone capabilities, remote diagnostics and much more.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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