AU-SYSTEM TO DELIVER WAP BROWSER TO VOLVO TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
Stockholm, Sweden - October 18, 2000 - Volvo Technological Development has signed a licence agreement with AU-System for the delivery of WAP browser software. The agreement means that the department for Transport and Telematics Services will test in which way WAP can be integrated with the communication equipment in Volvos vehicles.
The fact that Volvo Technological Development is testing how WAP technology can be used in its vehicles is proof that the technology has possibilities outside the realm of mobile telephony, says Tomas Franzén, President & CEO at AU-System. WAP can be used for several possible vehicle services and, together with other players, we will now be able to demonstrate some future areas of use.
Volvos tests with WAP in cars form part of the EU collaboration ITS WAP (Intelligent Transport Systems over Wireless Application Protocol). Volvo participates in the international working group of industry representatives, in which Telia and Ericsson also take part. The test period will run up to the end of 2001.
Christer Björk, Business Unit Manager Tomas Franzén, President & CEO
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AU-System is a leading Mobile Internet consultancy. Through the subsidiary SandbergTrygg, the company also offers integrated services for marketing communications. Major clients include Ericsson, Telia, Scania, MeritaNordbanken and Singapore Telecom. AU-System was established in 1974 and currently employs more than 850 staff in offices in Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S. AU-System is listed on the O-List of the OM Stockholm Exchange, under the symbol AUS. For more information, please visit www.ausystem.com.
About Volvo Technological Development
Volvo Technological Development, Transport & Telematics Services supports the Volvo companies by developing advanced systems and services for cars, trucks, busses, and boats, using wireless communication systems. These applications improve the end-users mobility, security and transport efficiency. Typical applications include telematics, fleet management, remote diagnostics and navigation. The main office of Transport & Telematics is at Chalmers Science Park in Gothenburg, Sweden, theres also a US office in Greensboro, NC. For more information, please visit www.tech.volvo.se
AU-System and WAP
AU-System is an active member in the WAP Forum and has participated in the development of the WAP browser, compliant with the latest specifications from the WAP-Forum, used by Ericsson in its terminals. The company also has a distributors agreement with Ericsson, giving AU-System the sole right to licence the WAP browser to other suppliers of communication devices as the AUS WAP Browser. The client list includes companies like Samsung, Compaq, Hyundai Electronics and LG Electronics. Apart from software licences, AU-System also offers consultant services such as customisation of the WAP browser to various hardware specifications and specific interfaces.