Canada: According to a recent news, Sierra Wireless has introduced the Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR7550 embedded wireless module, the first in the AirPrime AR7 series of automotive-grade modules for LTE networks. The AirPrime AR7550 features the next generation multicore architecture Sierra Wireless introduced earlier this year, which provides an application processor, an open-source application framework, and secure cloud services to simplify wireless integration and help reduce development cost. The AirPrime AR7550 is specifically developed for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
4G LTE for in-vehicle connectivity
There is a growing demand for the integration of 4G LTE technology into vehicles. The higher bandwidth and lower latency of 4G LTE deliver high performance in-vehicle wireless connectivity, meaning systems used for infotainment, navigation, and location-based services work more quickly and with less lag time. In addition, passengers can use the wireless connection for in-vehicle entertainment such as watching movies or playing games.
On the leading edge of network technologies, Verizon’s 4G LTE is a logical choice for the automotive industry, where lengthy product development cycles and the expected longevity of a vehicle mean that OEMs require networking technology that is built for the future.
Multicore capability offers an entire M2M ecosystem on a module
As in news, the AirPrime AR7 offers an advanced, cost-effective solution for telematics and other in-vehicle connectivity needs. It includes an application processor to reduce design complexity and an application framework with specific automotive libraries to speed up development time. Additionally, integrated cloud connectivity simplifies ongoing management and maintenance over the lifetime of the vehicle. By eliminating the need for separate components to be sourced and assembled, the AR7 provides OEMs with simple and scalable wireless integration at a lower cost.
John Sullivan, Executive Director of the M2M Platform Group for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said: “Consumers and automotive manufacturers have come to appreciate the benefits of connected cars, including improved safety and maintenance. The AirPrime automotive module for the Verizon LTE network provides a cost-effective solution that enables automotive OEMs to take advantage of the higher bandwidth, lower latency, and network longevity LTE offers to provide better real-time navigation, location-based services, and streaming media as well as other infotainment services.”
Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless, said: “The AirPrime AR7 series leverages our expertise in both building devices for LTE networks and in providing modules that meet the needs of automotive OEMs. Combined with the power of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, the AR7550 provides OEM customers with a simple, scalable way to build 4G into vehicles for both telematics and infotainment services.”