SEAT and Telefonica in connected car move
SEAT and Telefónica España have just announced that they have signed an agreement that aims to promote a joint effort to develop innovative initiatives in the automotive industry. The agreement reached, which makes Telefónica a strategic IT supplier to SEAT, is set within the framework of SEAT’s strategy to position itself as a benchmark company in connected, digitised mobility solutions.
In this sense, the agreement between the companies reflects the collaboration in three major areas of work: the shared use of insights to design optimised approaches to solutions for mobility; the application of 5G connectivity in the connected car and developing digital transformation projects as an integral part of the car manufacturing process.
SEAT President Luca de Meo (left on the photo) explains: “With this agreement, SEAT consolidates itself as a benchmark in the sector’s digitalisation. Joining forces with Telefónica as a strategic partner enables us to take a major step forward in our commitment to offering mobility solutions that make lives easier for the drivers of our vehicles. This collaboration will also enable us to use technology to develop projects that enhance our production processes and relationships with suppliers”.
And in the words of Telefónica España President Luis Miguel Gilpérez (right): “New technologies are truly going to trigger a revolution in the automotive sector, and at Telefónica we want to be the leading partner in helping SEAT spearhead this new phase”.
One of the highlights of the agreement is that it places value on the implementation of new technologies for 5G networks in the connected and autonomous car ecosystem.