Cubic Enables the Most Connected Volkswagen Model
The new Volkswagen Touareg uses Cubic Telecom technology to connect drivers to LTE no matter where the journey takes them.
Cubic Telecom, today announced that Volkswagen AG selected Cubic as the technology enabler on the all-new Volkswagen Touareg for its connected car experience. Touted as the most connected Volkswagen model ever, Cubic Telecom’s embedded technology manages data delivery throughout Europe to enable Car-Net® online services which are integrated with the Touareg’s new infotainment system “Innovision Cockpit”.
Services enabled via Cubic’s data platform include: navigation, mapping and map updates, route guidance, news, traffic info and weather, fuel and parking info, and other Volkswagen connectivity solutions such as Wi-Fi hotspot and internet radio streaming. Touareg owners will have the ability to use high-speed data connectivity for their own devices including iPads and smartphones with access to competitive in-car bundled data plans and their preferred content.
“We have enjoyed a close working partnership with Volkswagen AG and we are delighted that they chose Cubic as the data delivery platform of the new Volkswagen Touareg,” said Cubic Telecom CEO Barry Napier. “We look forward to continued collaboration and expanding on the next generation Volkswagen models sold in countries around the world.”
Cubic Telecom’s software is preloaded at the manufacturing stage, which is necessary for a car to connect to any of its carrier partner’s secure high-speed LTE network once it has been delivered to the customer. Cubic Telecom works closely with Volkswagen to enable and improve key services and local content via split billing and location-based usage. Each day, Cubic-enabled cars are connecting in more than 35 countries across 40 tier-one mobile networks.
“We are pleased to partner with Cubic Telecom in jointly delivering the ultimate connected car experience to our Touareg customers,” said Alf Pollex, Manager – Connected Car within the technical development of Volkswagen AG. “Cubic Telecom has established a reputation as one of the true pioneers in software-enabled in-car data connectivity, and we know our customers will be delighted with the experience.”
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers mobility solutions that power connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies across the globe.
An expert in Connected Intelligence, Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Cubic provides connectivity in over 100 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management for clients and partners.
Cubic creates connectivity where there was none before, with a belief in the future of things: a future where everything is connected. Cubic’s vision of interconnectivity will improve lives, and make the world a more interesting and intelligent place to be. Clients which also believe in this work include Audi, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Woolworths and Rakuten.
Based in Dublin Ireland, Cubic Telecom’s partners and customers include some of the world’s leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and M2M and automotive companies. The company is privately held with over €75 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.
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