“Worldline and HERE join forces to accelerate Connected Vehicles”

Paris, 3 March 2014

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, and HERE, a leader in global mapping and location solutions, are joining forces to offer end-to-end Connected Vehicle solutions and accelerate worldwide implementation.

 

Together Worldline and HERE are deploying end-to-end cloud solutions for cars and commercial vehicles enabling connected services. Worldline brings years of experience in providing mobility tools for fleets, cars and other vehicles, e-commerce, and financial payment solutions. HERE brings more than 25 years of experience in providing mapping and real time location services for a wide range of customers, including leading automotive players.

 

According to Gartner Predicts 2014*: “In 2017, 25% of all automakers will monetize mobile commerce transactions conducted from their connected-vehicle offerings

 

“The connected vehicle is the foundation for consumers to complete all aspects of their digital lifestyle, including work, home and when being mobile”, says Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and Automotive Practice Leader at Gartner. “The consequence is that automotive companies have the opportunity to fundamentally expand their value proposition and business models by moving from a product-centric focus to a customer-experience-centric strategy.

 

Specifically the current cooperation between the Worldline and HERE focuses on three areas:

 

  • Connected Trucks/Commercial Vehicles: Create complete fleet solutions to provide companies with real-time information and business analytics. This solution will boost in vehicle fuel efficiency and lower emissions and help them better track their operations, while boosting the safety and efficiency of commercial drivers.
  • Connected Cars: Develop solutions  such as traffic, parking, electric vehicle charging stations or enhanced driver safety for all drivers.
  • Connected Infrastructure: Develop solutions , targeting the retail, transportation and e-health industry.

François Gatineau, Head of Business Division M2M Mobility at Worldline, explains: “Connected Living is a strategic investment area for Worldline. We help our customers to transform contextual mobility services into a direct and sustainable competitive advantage, which opens up new possibilities for all business sectors. Our open, robust, scalable and flexible platform can integrate all content and service suppliers, allowing new revenue streams to be generated and improving customer satisfaction via an income and risk sharing model. Worldline and HERE combine their expertise in connected services to bring innovative end to end solutions to the manufacturer market”.

 

“HERE offers the most comprehensive and flexible location platform in the market. We have a long history in creating complete solutions for a wide range of industries, as well as offering parts of our offering to partners,” says Floris van de Klashorst, Head of Connected Car at HERE. “Our cooperation with Worldline will make the promise Connected Vehicles a reality even faster.”

* Gartner Predicts 2014: “Automotive Companies' Technology Leadership Will Determine the Industry's Future” by  Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and Automotive Practice Leader -  Nov 2013

About Worldline

 

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline's activities within the Atos Group generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com

About HERE

 

HERE, a Nokia business, offers the world's freshest maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE inspires a new generation of location services and devices helping more people to navigate their lives with ease and confidence. Built on more than 25 years of experience in cartography and drawing on more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers "Maps for Life" for more than 190 countries, voice guided navigation in 95 countries in more than 50 languages and live traffic information for 34 countries. To learn more about HERE, visit http://blog.here.com

Press Contact:

 

Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11

jose.devries@atos.net