A new device to be installed in all passenger vehicles manufactured in Brazil by Volkswagen for the Brazilian market will allow communicationsÂ between vehicles, drivers and support centers. The innovation was announced by Motorola, which says it will be providing the module behind the Crown Telecom, the wireless core of the new system.
According to the company, Motorola's G24 GSM and GPRS wireless module is a cellular engine thatÂ enables communication between machines.Â
Motorola's module will allowÂ Volkswagen drivers direct, immediate access to Crown Telecom's 24 HoursÂ support.Â Volkswagen's drivers will be able to call and receiveÂ assistance, based critical information transferred by the vehicle in real-time.
The Telematics box embedded in each Volkswagen vehicle and by CrownÂ Telecom 24 Hours service deliver a number of key benefits to usersÂ including: recovery of stolen vehicles; online monitoring of the vehicle;Â notifications on traffic jams, alternatives ways to reach driverÂ destinations; alerts of potential hazards en-route; assistance in the event ofÂ accidents, and even the capability to order movie tickets on the way toÂ the theater.
"The state-of-the-art technology and proven quality of the CrownÂ solution, which is enabled by Motorola's G24 wireless module, offerÂ Volkswagen customers an innovative, reliable support service, 24 hours a day, 7Â days a week, enabling them a better driving experience", said MarceloÂ Olival, Marketing and Advertising manager for Volkswagen Brazil.
"This is an extremely important project for Crown Telecom," said JoseÂ Antonio S. Pereira Jr., president and chief executive officer of CrownÂ Telecom.Â "We are especially satisfied with Motorola's ongoingÂ integration support which allowed us to present a customized telematics solutionÂ to important customer as Volkswagen."
"Motorola has acquired a strong presence in the automotive market as aÂ provider of wireless modules to the world's largest manufacturers,"Â said Aviad Gefen, director of Motorola's wireless modules business unit.Â Â
"We are happy to be selected by Crown Telecom.Â We are proud that theÂ G24 will provide Volkswagen's Brazilian customers with a new level ofÂ connectivity.Â Motorola will continue leading the machine to machineÂ telematics segment in 2007, due to the superior quality and standards weÂ set for wireless modules."
Motorola is showcasing the G24 Wireless Module at the Motorola booth,Â Hall B2, and at its booth in the M2M Pavilion, at CTIA Wireless 2007 inÂ Orlando. Florida.
Crown Telecom is the leading independent provider of TelematicsÂ solutions for the automotive industry serving markets in Brazil and otherÂ countries in South America.
Volkswagen Brazil is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.Â With over 50Â years history in Brazil and over 15 million vehicles sold to date, VWÂ Brazil is the most popular car manufacturer in Brazil.Â
Volkswagen BrazilÂ constitutes 9.5% of the Volkswagen Group and has been a pioneer inÂ developing alternative fuel vehicles in addition to gasoline-powered carsÂ and trucks.
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