KDDI, Orange Business Services to bring IoT to 1mn vehicles in Europe

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Vehicle makers Toyota and Mazda will deploy connected car capabilities for better customer experience on a platform that covers 63 countries and territories.

Japanese telco KDDI has chosen Orange Business Services to provide a customised IoT platform for the automotive manufacturers Toyota and Mazda. The platform will allow them to offer connected car capabilities in their vehicles sold across Europe.

The Orange solution will initially enable the Japanese automotive manufacturers to offer connected services across 63 European countries/territories, via Orange cellular connectivity.
 
The Orange Business Services connectivity management solution integrates directly into KDDI’s own platform and provides IoT connectivity that will be used by Toyota and Mazda to deliver "advanced services".

Cloud connections are  via Orange's backbone networks to secure interconnections between the parties’ platforms.

The European driving experience

“Following extensive consultancy and a pilot with KDDI, we have delivered on a tailor-made IoT platform that will enable innovative connected services to provide drivers with enhanced levels of safety and convenience,” says Valerie Cussac, Senior Vice President, Smart Mobility Services, Orange Business Services.

“Connected IoT services are paramount to enhance the drive experience for our customers. The bespoke Orange IoT platform provides new levels of convenience in terms of personalized services to Toyota and Mazda across Europe. This allows their drivers to benefit from the very best in safety, security and in-car experience,” says Ken Sakai, Managing Director of KDDI Europe, Ltd.