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Sierra Wireless Device to Cloud Solution Selected by Itelma for AvtoVAZ’s Lada Connected Vehicles in Russia

VANCOUVER, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today announced that Itelma, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive equipment, has selected Sierra Wireless’ family of smart automotive modules and cloud-based AirVantage® IoT Platform to enable cellular connectivity and service delivery for its emergency response ERA-GLONASS units supplied to the Russian automotive market. The connected car technology is being installed in AvtoVAZ’s LADA vehicles, the first production cars in Russia to carry the emergency system.

.@SierraWireless Device to Cloud Solution selected by Itelma for AvtoVAZ’s Lada connected vehicles in Russia

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“Sierra Wireless provides us with a leading-edge automotive connectivity solution that is reliable and scales easily,” said Alexander Sokolov, Deputy Director of Development at Itelma. “They are providing us with a fully automotive-grade module, as well as a device and connectivity management platform. This complete solution supports our vision of developing innovative technologies for connected cars and services in the future.”

Utilizing Sierra Wireless smart automotive modules connected to the Sierra Wireless platform, the Itelma ERA-GLONASS emergency response unit automatically locates a vehicle and transmits SOS signals through mobile networks to responder services during an emergency. In the event of an accident, information transmitted contains the exact coordinates, time and severity of the accident, as well as the vehicle registration number. The driver can also send a signal by clicking the appropriate button. ERA-GLONASS functionality is a mandatory requirement for all new type approved vehicles from 2015 and all cars from 2017 in Russia. The...