PSA builds connected vehicle modular platform with Huawei’s IoT

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 24 Apr 2018


The DS 7 Crossback, launched this month in China, is the first vehicle to benefit from the Connected Vehicle Modular Platform.

The PSA Group has built its Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP) for its connected vehicles, using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

The DS 7 Crossback, launched this month in China, is the first vehicle to benefit from the CVMP. Customers can access new services such as connected navigation, natural language voice recognition and a connected service portal via the vehicle’s dashboard screen. The vehicle’s maintenance status and the history of journeys and driving styles are also accessible from the customer’s smartphone.

PSA says new services for private customers and fleet managers will be regularly added to these features. They include infotainment services, remote software updates and navigation mapping, personal assistant, remote vehicle diagnostic and maintenance functions, and services useful for car hire companies, fleet managers and carsharing operators.

Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform underpins Huawei’s Connected Car Solution. This solution help to develop connected cars, smart homes and smart cities, giving users access to an array of services designed to facilitate daily life. All digital interactions between the car and the cloud are secure; customer and car data are encrypted, and their integrity, authenticity and confidentiality are guaranteed. The Huawei platform will be used for all of PSA Group connected vehicles in all regions where these vehicles are marketed.

Jean Leflour, SVP Connected Vehicle & Services Architecture Strategy, Groupe PSA, said: “By deploying its new platform connecting the vehicle to the Internet Of Things, Groupe PSA enriches its service offering and makes mobility easier for all its customers. With Huawei, well known for its innovation capacity, we are pleased to show today the first tangible result of our partnership providing our customers with a new experience enabled by the CVMP. The DS 7 Crossback is the first vehicle to benefit from this joint project, which will ultimately be rolled out to all group vehicles.” 

The DS 7 Crossback, unveiled in March 2018, is the first vehicle belonging to the second generation of DS vehicles which embodies French luxury knowhow and high technology. Already equipped with a variety of innovative driving assistance features, a new E-Tense 4x4 300 hp petrol hybrid version will follow in 2019, marking the electric offensive by DS Automobiles and Groupe PSA.

Leon He, Head of Automotive Industry Business Unit of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, commented: "The key to successful digital transformation of car manufacturers is to build a digital cloud platform. Based on the platform, car manufacturers, ecosystem developers, and industry application partners are gathered to jointly sell vehicle products and services across countries in the global market and provide personalised travel services to car owners and users."

The DS 7 Crossback will be shown on the Huawei booth at Hannover Messe 2018 (April 23 to 27).