TeliaSonera unwraps smart solution for connecting your car

TeliaSonera is introducing a cloud based solution enabling high end car features for the cars of today and tomorrow.

Together with partners from the automotive and insurance industries, a combination of car control functionalities, high performance connectivity and value added services will be made available in the Nordic and Baltic countries starting with Sweden next year.

Telia Sense was announced today at TeliaSonera´s annual Internet of Things symposium. By using an app together with the installed hardware in the car, car owners get access to existing and coming smart features and upgrades simplifying everyday car ownership.

“Our cloud based solution can as easily be installed in older as well as newer cars enabling our customers to be in control and feel at home both on and off the road. We don´t make cars but we want to make cars awesome for our customers,” said Hans Dahlberg, head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services.

Partnering with leading companies from automotive and insurance industries, the initial functionalities will enable smart features running from car diagnostics, pro-active car maintenance, tailored car insurance – all available over 4G wifi hotspot connectivity. Telia Sense will be launched in Sweden during 2016 followed by successive roll out in other countries in the Nordic and Baltic region.

“Safer driving is important from a human as well as more environmentally friendly perspective. The combination of our engagement in our customers and focus for safer driving with the expertise and connectivity by Telia is the first step out of many towards the future of connected insurances,” said Jens Henriksson, CEO of Folksam.

“We know that simplicity and accessibility are important for our customers and the all-in-one-solution of wifi together with smart services will be an important tool in living up to our customers high demands”, said Per Ovrén, head of Business Development & Purchasing in Bilia.

Advancements in connected cars, smart homes and digital health are expected to drive market growth for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the Nordics by 23% annually until 2018, reaching EUR 9.1 billion*. The connected car segment is in itself expected to grow from 0.2 EUR billion in 2012 to 1.8 EUR billion in 2017.

“As a new generation telco we want to be a key player in developing IoT ecosystems together with our partners and customers. The connected car is a case in point; by combining our partners’ industry know-how with our connectivity we create an amazing experience for car owners, drivers and passengers. And we’re super excited about the features yet to come as the ecosystem evolves,” said Hans Dahlberg.

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