June 23, 2011
Yutong Bus uses Nokia Siemens Networks’ telematics applications
Based on cost efficient Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model
Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a contract with Yutong Bus company Ltd, to provide a machine to machine (M2M) service platform and develop various telematics applications. Telematics applications enable exclusive services such as emergency response, fleet management and remote diagnostics for Yutong buses leading to transport services.
The telematics applications aim to provide a number of benefits via software as a service (SaaS) business model. For example, one of the applications aims to allow Yutong Bus monitoring center to analyze vehicles remotely and subsequently arrange for a mechanic to repair the vehicle, automatically providing the correct replacement parts. A further application will conduct remote analysis of vehicle data to proactively detect and fix issues before they impact bus efficiency or performance. Telematics will also enable automatic emergency response, allowing the driver to call for help with the single push of a button inside the vehicle, in case of an emergency. As a result, customer service center can be alerted with GPS coordinates and emergency services can automatically be dispatched.
For fleet management, telematics applications can allow service centers to track the routes taken by each bus and optimize them. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks’ telematics SaaS also aims to improve Yutong’s navigation system. In the new, assisted navigation service, customer service representatives can feed destinations remotely into buses and help to avoid congestion or road closures, enabling a smooth and more convenient journey.
All these applications will be built on Nokia Siemens Networks’ M2M service management platform. The company will also offer its consulting and system integration services.
“While the automobile industry has a lot to gain from the adoption of telematics, the high investment in hardware infrastructure and software licenses have so far been a big deterrent,” said Wang Shengjun, chief information officer, Yutong Bus. “The telematics applications via a service model are ideal for keeping initial investments and risks low while at the same time offering us an opportunity to greatly improve customer experience. The applications that Nokia Siemens Networks is developing for us will go a long way in helping us to increase our production and enter new segments such as trucking.”
“This is a breakthrough deal since it marks our entry into a very promising market segment of M2M,” added Markus Borchert, head of customer operations of the Greater China region at Nokia Siemens Networks. “It highlights our capabilities in offering a comprehensive M2M solution suite for the automotive industry coupled with opening up new, potential opportunities in the enterprise segment.”
About Yutong Bus Co. Ltd.
Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co. LTD. (Referred to as “Yutong Group “) is Global largest complete bus manufacturer based in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. In 2010, Yutong keeps its number one place in market shares of the industry. With a brand value of 8.542 billion, Yutong secured its number one position in China’s bus industry 7 years in a row in 2010. Yutong, the first listed company in China’s bus industry, was listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1997. For more information, please visit http://www.yutong.com/.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
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