Renault and Orange partner to explore 4G vehicle uses
By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 14:00
PARTNERS: Renault and Orange join forces
Renault and Orange are partnering to deliver a real-life testing framework for exploring new connectivity applications on vehicles using high-speed technologies.
The collaboration will test the automotive uses of very-high-speed, 4G/LTE connectivity.
Under the partnership, Orange have rolled out 4G in advance at Renault’s research and testing facilities.
The aim is to enable both partners’ teams to test in real-life situations the uses enabled by very-high-speed mobile technology.
An initial test is underway on the NEXT TWO prototype, based on Renault Zoe and to be presented on the Renault stand at the upcoming Le Web’13 conference.
Remi Bastien, Head of Engineering Innovation at Renault, said: “This partnership is an example of an effective working relationship between two very different worlds.
“We were able to benefit ahead of time from a high-speed LTE network and from Orange’s expertise, with an opportunity to take advantage of the network for our prototype of the connected vehicle of the future.”
Nathalie Leboucher, Head of the Smart Cities Program at Orange, added: “We are delighted to provide Renault with the unrivalled performance of our 4G network and thereby contribute to the development of new web-mobility uses and services for the vehicles of the future.
“Connected cars make travelling more efficient through communicating services and stand as a major development priority in Orange’s strategy.”