STOCKHOLM -- Springworks AB announces that its cloud-based Connected Car platform, SPARK for mobile operators and service providers in the automotive industry, has gone live with Nordic and Baltics mobile network operator, Telia Company. The platform allows Telia Company and its automotive Service Provider partners to launch a host of new subscription-based connected car services for drivers in Sweden. Car services will include amongst others: 4G, Wi-Fi, service warning alerts, parking information and warnings, tyre change notifications, eco driving features, insurance services, tampering alarm and dashboard data.
Springworks is currently focusing on the large European car market of 258 million cars. By 2020, the Springworks’ SPARK platform will have enabled mobile operators to monetise a large portion of the untapped international connected car ecosystem. New legislative requirements on automatic emergency reporting are driving this market. From April 1, 2018, all new passenger cars in Europe will need to be fitted with a modem that can send a crash alert to emergency services.
The white label service will go beyond basic connectivity, allowing mobile operators to lead the connected car eco system of insurance companies, parking services, fleet management companies and car repairs businesses. This enables operators to deliver a range of smart services to owners, of new and old cars, using a plug in On Board Diagnostics (OBD) dongle and app or API. The end user plugs this telematics unit in the car’s standard OBD socket, which then connects the car through the operator network to aggregated services via the cloud.