Sierra Wireless and Bouygues Telecom to Provide 3G Connection for New Peugeot Connect Apps Service
Peugeot Citroen, in collaboration with French mobile network, Bouygues Telecom has selected Sierra Wireless to provide the 3G USB key that powers the new Peugeot Connect Apps system. Designed specifically for automotive use, this key incorporates 3G-wireless connectivity, GPS positioning and advanced processing capabilities in a compact, plug-and-play form factor.
When the 3G key is plugged into the vehicle, it enables touch-screen access to the Peugeot Connect Apps service, operated by Bouygues Telecom. This service provides drivers with real-time information on traffic conditions, weather, and navigation, as well as information about parking, fuel stations and other services nearby.
Peugeot Connect Apps will be available in new Peugeot vehicles in 17 countries, starting this autumn with the Peugeot 208.
Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless.”Peugeot Connect Apps is a truly innovative service that illustrates the value of in-vehicle wireless connectivity. We are excited to play a role in what we really believe is a future of connected cars that provide true value to their drivers, both in terms of safety and in enhancing their lives.”