Ericsson and Volvo Cars enable drivers to reconnect with the road with Sensus Connect in the new Volvo XC90. Project recognized for offering consumers the most comprehensive in-car control system on the market for connected services, infotainment, navigation and audio. The Volvo XC90 offers customers a fully connected experience based on the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Volvo Cars have been recognized with a 2015 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for ‘Sensus Connect’ in the Volvo XC90 built on Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC). Volvo Cars and Ericsson have joined forces to let drivers and passengers reconnect on the road for all their favourite services, infotainment, navigation and audio.

Winning in the category of ’consumer service innovation’, Ericsson and Volvo Cars were honored during a ceremony held at The GTB Innovation Summit in London in May. The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards highlight innovative projects in the global telecommunications industry, led by service providers and their technology suppliers.

The design thinking behind Volvo's all-new XC90 has completely re-conceived the way drivers operate their cars with the most modern in-car control system on the market today. It is intuitive and easy to use, ensuring drivers can keep their eyes on the road while being constantly connected via the cloud. Supported by Ericsson, it offers integrated cloud-based applications for music streaming, navigation orother services, such as the world's first integrated Park and Pay application, and the ability to mirror and use Apple iOS devices in the touch screen display.

The Volvo XC90 offers customers a fully connected experience based on the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud and the HERE navigation system, providing the possibility to remotely update content and simplify the entire car experience. Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud currently serves customers in China, the U.S. and Europe, and is already connecting hundreds of thousands of connected Volvo cars around the world.

“Volvo is working with Ericsson to define connected car technology for the future with a groundbreaking vision to create a world where cars will communicate intuitively with their drivers, other cars and the surrounding infrastructure,” said Magnus Lundgren, Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud, Ericsson. “We are thrilled to have been recognized for this project and look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Volvo to define connected car technology for the future.”

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