Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud recognized for innovative contribution to advance the field of IP communications. Ericsson enables significant opportunity for stakeholders in the automotive and technology ecosystems to reach drivers and passengers in new ways.

Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud solution was recognized as Best of Show in the Cloud Solution category at this year’s ITEXPO, which took place August 27-29 in Las Vegas. Winners of the prestigious Best of Show Award program are reserved for products or services that demonstrate raw creativity and technological innovation.

”Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud was built to connect and empower all stakeholders, from drivers and passengers to automotive manufacturers and third-parties,” said Ken Durand, Head of Innovation & Business Development, Ericsson. ”A major driver for advancement of the Networked Society, Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud helps the vast and growing automotive ecosystem work together seamlessly to overcome challenges, improve synergies and pursue new opportunities.”

Part of Ericsson’s Transport and Automotive suite, the Connected Vehicle Cloud platform is centrally managed but logically distributed to maximize local performance and compliance with local regulatory requirements. It targets existing and future demands on scalability, security and flexibility in the global automotive industry. Connected Vehicle Cloud builds on and combines today’s telecom network capabilities and delivers improved quality of experience to create new business opportunities for the automotive ecosystem.

“TMC evaluated a broad range of Best of Show nominations at ITEXPO Las Vegas, and the quality and innovation demonstrated by all applicants was outstanding,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “Ericsson presented a standout solution, and we’re pleased to award them as a Best of Show winner.”

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