EV specialists Arrival and its sister company Charge have chosen connectivity management software provider Cubic Telecom to integrate its intelligent connected car solution to their electric commercial vehicle fleet. The solution will be deployed in selected models from 2020 in the UK, with follow-up plans to roll out to Europe and North America.
Arrival, which designs and manufactures next-generation EVs for the commercial market, will embed Cubis’ software and eSIM technologies into their commercial EVs at the manufacturing stage. The software company’s PACE platform (Platform for Application and Connectivity Enablement) connects seamlessly to Tier One cellular networks to provide a continuous feed of data on vehicle and battery performance to Arrival and to provide drivers with full visibility of nearby charging stations and real-time navigation.
In addition, Cubic will also provide its software to Arrival’s sister company, Charge Automotive. Charge specialises in developing luxury classic vehicles into high-performance EVs, redefining such iconic vehicles as a 1960s Mustang with advanced technology. Cubic’s intelligent software and connectivity solution will power a fleet of electric Mustangs with telemetry, software updates, multimedia streaming, maps and internet surfing.
“Built from the ground up, Arrival is making the compelling transition into the world of electric commercial vehicles and will use Cubic’s seamless connectivity as a core service offering to support the journey” said Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “This deal signifies Cubic’s ongoing initiative to contribute to the delivery of sustainable solutions with our unique digital experience.”
“Arrival is making Generation 2.0 Electric Vehicles – that means ensuring we create a world-class connected experience,” added Avinash Rugoobur, CSO of Arrival. “For our customers this means that our technology must enable their fleets to operate as efficiently, reliably and seamlessly as possible. We are confident that by using Cubic Telecom’s trusted EV connectivity solution we can deliver exactly that.”