Peugeot, IBM partner to develop connected car technologies

Will focus on commercializing services and building next-gen technical solutions.

ARMONK, NY — PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM have partnered to develop Internet of Things technologies to analyze data to deliver new services from connected vehicles.

The new ecosystem of connected services allows PSA to develop new business opportunities for a variety of industries, including automotive distribution, smarter cities, and retail. Drivers and car passengers can benefit from new information improving the safety and the comfort of their mobility, while Smarter Cities can develop an advanced communication service that warns of roadwork, new traffic patterns or congestions right in the car.

The number of cars connected worldwide is expected to grow significantly to a 250 million by 2020. Most innovation available has primarily focused on smartphone apps, navigation and roadside assistance.

The companies are expanding their partnership announced last year to develop connected services for PSA vehicles by now enabling other industries and companies to propose new added values services in their vehicle.

The seven-year agreement will focus on commercializing services and building next-generation technical solutions necessary to deliver connected services.

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