Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud acknowledged by M2M Evolution Magazine for its superior contribution to the rapidly evolving M2M industry. Robust Service Enablement platform enables the connected automotive ecosystem, including application developers, government organizations, businesses, automotive manufacturers and consumers.

Ericsson was recently recognized as a 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year award winner for its Connected Vehicle Cloud. The awards program from M2M Evolution Magazine celebrates the exceptional innovation driving the machine to machine market today.

"The automotive industry is an increasingly global business, and connecting vehicles demands new, profitable innovative business model, that leverage the potential of the automotive ecosystem and connect the car with other connected industries," said Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of OSS and Service Enablement, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson. "The Connected Vehicle Cloud builds on today’s telecom network capabilities and delivers dramatically improved quality of experience, creating new business opportunities for the automotive ecosystem and new M2M revenue streams for operators. In this way, it is creating a platform for innovation that will help advance the Networked Society."

Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud delivers significant opportunity for stakeholders in the automotive value chain and content ecosystems to reach drivers and passengers in new ways. Based on the Ericsson Service Enablement Platform, it connects application developers, content and service providers, insurance companies, government organizations, service and repair centers, dealers, automotive manufacturers and consumers. It targets existing and future demands on scalability, security and flexibility in the global automotive industry. The car is becoming part of the connected life and the result is a transformed driving experience and new opportunities for players in the automotive ecosystem.

"The solutions selected for the M2M Evolution Product of Year Awards reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate Ericsson for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving M2M industry," said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of M2M Evolution Magazine.

The winners of the 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award were published in M2M Evolution Magazine, the leading publication covering the machine to machine movement.

Come see the Connected Vehicle Cloud on the exhibit floor of the M2M Evolution Conference on August 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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