Intelematics, has announced a new partnership with global IoT solutions provider, Aeris. The partnership will enable Intelematics to bring Aeris’ connected vehicle platform, the Aeris Mobility Suite (AMS), to local vehicle manufacturers and distributors in Australia and New Zealand.
The landmark partnership marks Aeris’ first entry into the ANZ market. The Aeris AMS platform enables vehicle manufacturers and distributors, from commercial vehicles to cars to micromobility, to rapidly deploy connected services and functionality spanning vehicle health, safety and security, location and convenience.
This includes feature capabilities such as stolen vehicle tracking, accident notifications (eCall) services, and remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock and remote start, subscription and payment management and vehicle software updates. Intelematics will provide comprehensive support including interface design, application development and technology integration services for the AMS platform.
Globally, Aeris customers include Volkswagen and Mitsubishi. Both manufacturers have integrated AMS into vehicles. Intelematics CEO, Nick Marks, announced the partnership to coincide with Australia’s National Roads and Traffic Expo. “Connectivity is the future for vehicles in ANZ and our partnership with Aeris will help to ensure car manufacturers and distributors can provide the best possible experiences for drivers,” says Marks.
“This technology exists in new cars sold today, but it remains mostly dormant in Australia and New Zealand as global platforms are too complicated or too expensive to operate in our region, limiting the ability to provide Australian oriented service offerings and incorporate local partner service providers. Utilising Aeris’ platform, we are looking forward to helping our customers switch these features on so our market and consumers can realise the benefits of connected vehicles,” adds Marks.
Fifty per cent of new vehicles globally are connected, by 2030 this is estimated to reach ninety-five per cent (Mckinsey 2021).
Raj Kanaya, VP/GM, Automotive Business Unit, at Aeris commented: “Globally, there is an increasing expectation from consumers of an integrated, digitised in-vehicle solution that enhances both experience and lifestyle. Our partnership with Intelematics, will help ANZ OEMs and distributors meet these expectations and, in turn, will increase brand loyalty and revenue. Intelematics has been at the forefront of telematics since 1999, and we are excited to be partnering with them to bring a more connected future to the auto industry,” adds Kanaya.
In February, Intelematics appointed Dr Anthony Symons as its new Head of Technology and Data to lead its connected vehicle push. Symons joined Intelematics from Optus where he led the development of digital platforms for Optus Enterprise.