Orange Provides IoT Managed Connectivity For Lynk ‘Always-On’ Car

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Orange Business Services is supporting the launch of Lynk & Co’s ‘always on and connected’ car in Europe with its IoT managed connectivity solution.

Lynk & Co, a mobility brand formed as a joint venture between Geely Holding, Geely Auto Group and Volvo Car Group, has launched its “always connected” car. The vehicle uses IoT network and infrastructure from Orange Business Services to deliver connected services to drivers.

The 01 SUV auto is sold on simplicity. Lynk & Co offers membership-based mobility for those who want to “rent” a car instead of purchasing it in the traditional sense. The car incorporates a share button, enabling owners to generate income via sharing functionalities. Lynk & Co members can also control, monitor and share their car from a smartphone app that communicates with the car via the cloud.

In-car technology has been designed to be as easy to use as possible with no hidden extras. All cars have large configurable touch screens and telematics that are always connected to the internet and the car’s cloud.

According to the company, each car will benefit from Orange’s IoT Managed Global Connectivity solution, which provides integration between connected car services, internet access and online tracking.

SIMs with a unified global footprint are integrated during the manufacturing process. Orange IoT cellular connectivity is said to allow users to enjoy the same experiences across geographies by roaming between different providers as required.