Renault partners with Orange for 4G use on future vehicles

Article by Anita Panait, on December 13, 2013

Renault has inked a partnership agreement with wireless service provider Orange to explore uses for 4G on future vehicles. This paves way for a real-life testing framework for exploring new connectivity applications on vehicles using high-speed technologies. The partners are targeting a future in which motorists could access their professional and personal digital worlds from their vehicles without compromising safety.

The partnership is part of a research project on testing the automotive uses of very-high-speed 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity. Under the partnership, Orange has rolled out 4G in advance at Renault’s research and testing facilities.

It is aimed at allowing both partners’ teams to test in real-life situations the uses enabled by very-high-speed mobile technology, which ranges from virtual office and cloud gaming to video conferencing.

In fact, Renault is currently testing the technology on the NEXT TWO prototype based on Renault ZOE that will be presented on the Renault stand at the Le Web’13 conference.

“This partnership is an example of an effective working relationship between two very different worlds,” remarked Rémi Bastien, Head of Engineering Innovation at Renault.

He said that Renault is able to benefit ahead of time from a high-speed LTE network and from Orange’s expertise, “with an opportunity to take advantage of the network for our prototype of the connected vehicle of the future.”

Nathalie Leboucher, Head of the Smart Cities Program at Orange, expressed delight in providing Renault with the “unrivalled performance” of their 4G network, thereby contributing to the development of new web-mobility uses and services for the vehicles of the future.

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