Mitsubishi Motors Selects Aeris Mobility Platform for its MITSUBISHI CONNECT™ IoT Service.
Aeris, today announced availability of its Aeris® Mobility Platform (AMP), a state-of-the-art cloud and micro-services-based IoT platform that provides the critical building blocks that enable the Internet of Things for enterprises and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Leveraging significant experience and investment over the last decade, Aeris has developed AMP to meet the unique needs of enterprises and OEMs who are moving from unconnected products to connected services. AMP specifically addresses the requirements of the burgeoning Internet of “Moving” Things market segment with a robust service creation environment and a full suite of pre-built business services, including data analytics and monetization. By leveraging AMP, enterprises and OEMs can deliver a cloud-agnostic and flexible, globally connected program with market-leading services and unparalleled time-to-market.
Automotive OEMs are a key focus area for AMP, and the platform offers a full suite of connected vehicle services that include safety and security, remote vehicle, driver behavior, vehicle health, and other services, including firmware over-the-air update capabilities. The architecture is built around micro-services, which enable a highly-customizable approach to each OEM’s specific requirements, giving them the ability to manage their program globally on a single platform while preserving the ability to deploy solutions that differ based on region, brand or model. Aeris’ end-to-end IoT capabilities provide OEMs with a one-stop shop for all of their wireless and application requirements.
AMP offers three key advantages over legacy competitor approaches:
- Service flexibility and velocity. AMP splits device and service-facing components, enabling the fast and flexible introduction of new services – as fast as developing a new smartphone application. The state-of-the-art vehicle platform architecture provides the ability to change rules, such as access, in a dynamic way, thereby making new innovations in the market, such as car sharing and shared mobility models, easier to implement and more secure.
- Operational efficiency. AMP’s capsule architecture addresses a key requirement of every automotive OEM: regional flexibility. AMP allows deployment of a global program across a multitude of public and private clouds in a manner that maximizes operational efficiency while maintaining local flexibility and autonomy, while ensuring compliance with local regulations.
- Customer experience. Connected vehicle programs historically have fallen short of customer expectations in service response times. AMP addresses these issues head-on with a service delivery architecture that optimizes an end-to-end system from wireless connection to telematics applications, while simultaneously addressing key concerns around hardware power management.
Aeris Enables MITSUBISHI CONNECT™
AMP is powering the MITSUBISHI CONNECT vehicle program, which debuted in the all-new 2018 Eclipse Cross CUV. MITSUBISHI CONNECT provides owners with an intuitive and convenient driving experience, offering key functionality in safety, security and remote vehicle services that can be accessed in multiple ways: inside the vehicle, through the MY MITSUBISHI CONNECT mobile application or through the Mitsubishi vehicle owners’ portal. Additionally, MITSUBISHI CONNECT can be paired with the Google Assistant on eligible Android phones, iPhones and Google Home™.
Mitsubishi Motors selected Aeris after a comprehensive sourcing process due to Aeris’ ability to deliver a broad range of telematics services, including mobile applications, call center services and wireless connectivity.
MITSUBISHI CONNECT launched in the U.S. market in February and will be launching in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Aeris Japan, a joint venture between SoftBank Corporation and Aeris, provided in-country sales, marketing and technical resources to drive the successful development and launch of the MITSUBISHI CONNECT program.