Wavecom joins the MOV'EO competitiveness hub

Wavecom provides its wireless communications expertise to improve vehicle communication and safety by promoting mobility and services
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-November 15, 2007

Wavecom S.A. today announced its membership of the MOV'EO competitiveness hub which groups together a number of French players in the transport and automotive sectors for promoting economic and industrial development.

Wavecom S.A. will make a technological contribution to two of the strategic focuses of the MOV'EO hub:

  • Road safety: the emergency call service for which Wavecom will concentrate efforts on tests, assessment and use of embedded communication solutions in vehicles. The emergency call initiative was developed in response to a major European road safety objective aimed at reducing, by 2010, the number of deaths and injuries caused by car accidents. In the event of an accident, an embedded communications system will send a message to the nearest emergency center alerting the vehicle's GPS position and will establish a voice link between the vehicle's occupants and emergency service via the GSM network. Wavecom also plans to contribute to the development of cooperative systems between vehicles and infrastructure to allow better information exchange thus further improving road safety.
  • Mobility and Services: Wavecom's technological input, supported by its progress in designing smart wireless electronic communication solutions with its "Wireless Microprocessor®" aims to support development of new business models for better use of transport services by encouraging data exchange between vehicles and traffic with transport centers.

"We are delighted to be joining the MOV'EO competitiveness hub that will allow us to make solid contributions in solving social issues in the fields of road safety and mobility" declared Pierre Piver, Vice President of Wavecom S.A. before adding, "The diversity and significant increase in communication means should promote intermodal transport systems. Through MOV'EO, we strive to encourage the use of sustainable transport and make car and road use safer".

For more information, please contact:

For Wavecom
Lisa Ann Sanders
Director, Communications and IR
Tel. +33 1 46 29 41 81
lisaann.sanders@wavecom.com
www.wavecom.com

For MOV'EO
Marion MOREL
MOV'EO Communications Officer
Tel : + 33 2 35 65 78 24
marion.morel@pole-moveo.org
www.pole-moveo.org

About MOV'EO

MOV'EO is a French competitiveness hub, with a global mission centering in the three French regions of Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie and Île-de-France around strategic test and research sites. The hub is currently involved in 60 cooperative projects representing € 150 million of investment in research & development. . MOV'EO is an active network of 170 members combining small and large companies, universities, higher education establishments and research centers in the automotive and transport sector.