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Monday 24 September 2018

Cubic Telecom announce plans for advanced in-car services for next generation vehicles

Cubic Telecom CEO Barry Napier
Cubic Telecom CEO Barry Napier
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish company Cubic Telecom, which connects cars and computers to mobile networks, has announced plans to develop advanced in-car services for next generation vehicles.

Through the use of application processing and wireless capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive modems, the company aims to offer an advanced connectivity management solution to aid vehicle manufacturers, and content and system providers, to future-proof their products and technologies over the lifetime of the vehicle.

The solution is designed to support automakers with over-the-air feature updates and applications, network and vehicle analytics.

A demonstration of the company’s new connectivity management solution is planned to take place during the annual CES technology event which takes place in Las Vegas this week.

"Qualcomm Technologies has been a steadfast supporter of Cubic Telecom and we are delighted to move our working relationship forward to offer an innovative solution to the automotive industry," Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom, said.

While Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, described Cubic’s connectivity management solution as complimenting Qualcomm’s automotive platform "to empower automakers with the ability to provide connected car services on a global scale, and the flexibility to work with multiple network operators per region."

Along with Qualcomm, investors in Cubic include Audi, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), and the Brazilian tech firm Valid.

Headquartered in Sandyford, where it employs over 100 people, Cubic customers include Audi, Volkswagen, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, Qualcomm and Woolworths.

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