Sierra Wireless and PSA Peugeot Citroën collaborate to deliver new applications and services to connected cars

PSA expands beyond emergency calling to provide in-vehicle applications and services using Sierra Wireless embedded modules, Legato™ platform, and AirVantage® cloud
Vancouver, Canada-June 03, 2015
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced a new milestone in its collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën, with a next-generation design win for Sierra Wireless using AirPrime® AR Series smart automotive modules, the Legato™ platform, and the AirVantage® cloud.

PSA Peugeot Citroën, which has been a Sierra Wireless customer since 2001, has connected more than 1.6 million vehicles. Since the introduction of their in-vehicle emergency notification systems in 2003, Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles have sent more than 13,000 alerts to emergency services operating in 17 European countries.

With its next generation of connected cars, PSA will utilize Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud technology to expand from emergency notification into additional value-added connected services for its customers. These additional services are enabled through the Legato platform, which provides an application framework and development environment that allows third-party applications to be built and hosted directly on the wireless module. With integrated AirVantage cloud service, these applications can be securely downloaded and updated remotely over the air. This next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) solution will begin to reach the market within PSA’s 2017 models.

“Our long collaboration with Sierra Wireless has enabled us to offer our customers leading-edge technology that not only helps keep them safer, but now could also provide connected services that deliver additional value,” said Brigitte Courtehoux, Director of the Connected Cars and Services Business Unit for PSA Peugeot Citroën. “Sierra Wireless technology provides us with a full automotive-grade solution, including the wireless connectivity, the application support and the remote management capabilities we need to offer these services efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“PSA Peugeot Citroën has always been visionary in providing value to customers through delivering connectivity to their cars,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Expanding their reach beyond basic safety features into other IoT services demonstrates their continued push toward innovative solutions for their customers. Customers like PSA have been the driving force behind our continued development of full device-to-cloud solutions that empower our OEM partners to be technology and innovation leaders in their respective markets.”

Lucas Leonardi, Head of Worldwide Strategy and Partnerships for Connected Cars and Services from PSA Peugeot Citroën will be a guest speaker at the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, to be held June 17 in Paris. For more information and to register, please visit http://summit.sierrawireless.com.

For more information about Sierra Wireless solutions for the automotive and transportation industries, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/automotive. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales.


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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 950 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.      

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