|[December 10, 2013]
Renault and Orange Join Forces to Explore Uses for 4G on Future Vehicles
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
are collaborating on a research project to test the automotive uses of
very-high-speed, 4G/LTE (News - Alert) (Long Term Evolution) connectivity.
Tomorrow's vehicles will be hyper-connected, enabling motorists to
safely access their professional and personal digital worlds, wherever
driving circumstances permit.
Under the partnership, Orange (News - Alert) rolled out 4G in advance at Renault's
research and testing facilities. The aim is for both teams to test new
uses made possible by very-high-speed mobile technology in real-life
situations, ranging from virtual office and cloud gaming to video
conferencing. An initial test is underway on the NEXT TWO prototype
based on Renault ZOE and to be presented on the Renault stand at the
LeWeb'13 Paris conference.
R�mi Bastien, Head of Engineering Innovation at Renault, said:
"This partnership is an example of an effective working relationship
between two very different worlds. We were 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,
said: "We are delighted to provide Renault with the unrivalled
performance of our 4G network and thereby contribute to the development
of new Web-mobility uses and services for vehicles of the future.
Connected cars with communications services make travelling more
efficient, and this is a major development priority in Orange's
Connected vehicles are aleady a reality. With Renault
R-Link, Renault provides its customers with an integrated and
connected multimedia touch tablet. Automotive research consultancy�SBD
rated R-Link the 'best system' over six other leading European OE
infotainment and navigation systems. R-Link, available on most Renault
range models, already features nearly 100 apps. Renault relies on the
connectivity and know-how of Orange Business Services (News - Alert), which supplies
the SIM M2M cards used in R-Link-equipped cars.
The Renault group has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an
international multi-brand group, selling more than 2.5 million vehicles
in 118 countries in 2012 and employing nearly 128,000 people. To meet
the major technological challenges of the future and continue its
strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international
development and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault,
Dacia and Renault Samsung (News - Alert) Motors, together with electric vehicles, the
Alliance with Nissan, and its partnerships with AVTOVAZ and Daimler.
With 12 world championship titles in 36 years, Renault's expertise in
Formula 1 is equally remarkable, as a vector of innovation, image and
Find out more at www.media.renault.com,
and on Twitter (News - Alert): @Renault_live
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and had 166,000 employees worldwide
at 30 September 2013, including 102,000 employees in France. Present in
32 countries, the Group had a total customer base of more than 232
million customers at 30 September 2013, including 175 million mobile
customers and 15 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is
also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to
multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New
York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
For more information : www.orange.com,
and on Twitter�: @orange, @orangegrouppr, @orangebusiness.
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
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