IoT solutions for the automotive industry

As connected vehicles advance rapidly, the road ahead is full of possibilities. Explore our IoT solutions for the automotive industry.

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What we offer for automotive

From micromobility to heavy machinery, we can help you develop automotive IoT solutions that work everywhere vehicles need to go. If you manufacture vehicles or automotive parts, provide connected car services or create connected mobility solutions, we can help you roll out scalable, stable and secure automotive IoT solutions that meet your needs for coverage, quality and price.

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Roam the world with one solution

Wherever your vehicles go, IoT Connect, our Managed Connectivity services, provides you access to the best quality cellular connection, based on availability and the needs of your use case. Our Global IoT SIM cards can be pre-integrated to simplify your rollout, installation and lifecycle management.

We take care of all the agreements with local operators so you don’t have to. Using our extensive global roaming network, your vehicles will connect to networks out of the box in nearly every market in the world. In countries where roaming is not available due to regulation, we can help you find viable solutions (including eUICC technology) together with our established local operator partners.

Automotive IoT solutions made easy

We provide everything you need to successfully deploy and manage connected vehicles around the world. Together with our partner network, we provide an end-to-end solution, from concept and design to monetization and operation over time. At the core of that end-to-end offering are IoT Connect, Telenor´s Managed Connectivity services and IoT Cloud, Telenor´s Managed IoT Cloud services.

IoT Connect

IoT Connect, Telenor's Managed IoT Connectivity services enable enterprises and public sector to connect, operate and monitor their connected devices.
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IoT Cloud

Telenor's Managed IoT Cloud services enable rapid development of connected solutions by providing the tools to collect, store and analyse the data generated by connected devices.
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Trusted by the best

For two decades, we have helped automotive leaders succeed with pioneering IoT solutions for the automotive industry. Learn more about their strategies, and how you can succeed with connected cars, vehicles and products.


Explore how Volvo Cars provide world-class connected car experiences.
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Explore how Scania offer best-in-class commercial vehicle and fleet services.
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Explore how Telenor Connexion is bringing new efficiencies to the global remote fleet management and administration service of Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM).
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Telenor Connexion has more than 20 years of experience within the automotive industry and supplies IoT connectivity to multiple automotive customers. We are experts in automotive IoT and understand the challenges both implementing and operating vehicle communication. We offer a tailored setup to fit our customers processes and provide 24/7 support with real time monitoring of every live subscription. We also provide multi-roaming to ensure higher communication quality all over the world. Telenor Connexion has a governance model that addresses operation, delivery, and future outlook.

Why do our automotive customers rely on us?

Why choose mobile IoT connectivity?

Mobile networks are well-tested and aren’t going away anytime soon. Our mobile IoT connectivity solution gives you access to well established global networks which use licensed radio spectrum, free of disturbances and congestion from competing networks.

Managed Connectivity allows you to conquer the complexity of IoT, we can help you simplify the production, rollout and management of your connected vehicles. With our solution, your vehicles use the best available mobile networks to securely connect to your network or the internet.

Why mobile IoT?

IoT use cases in the automotive industry

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing the automotive industry.

By 2025, connected cars could save 11,000 lives and lead to 260,000 fewer accidents every year, while avoiding 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and saving 280 million hours of driving (Bosch, 2017).

IoT has revamped car inspection and maintenance capabilities and is enabling new varieties of in-car entertainment. Moreover, vehicular telematics is allowing long-range data transmission that has helped in the emergence of an IoT powered fleet management system.

Today, the automotive industry is deploying solutions such as in-vehicle infotainment systems, fleet management, navigation solutions, telematics, over-the-air software updates, predictive maintenance solutions, autonomous vehicles, driver-assistance Systems, vehicle-to-vehicle applications, and more. Nearly 60 models of plug-in hybrid (PHEV), fully electric (BEV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are available now to consumers — and more are on the way

Based on our long experiences with IoT in the automotive industry and IoT in cars, Telenor Connexion has frequently taken on the role as communication partner with our customers. We support customers in the different decisions and can collaborate in co-development.

Telenor Connexion’s depth of experience means we’ve established a unique network and trusted reputation within the automotive industry, and we can cross connect contacts.

Typical customers are manufactures of passenger cars, trucks and heavy vehicles, automotive suppliers, and micro mobility such as bicycles and motor bikes.

Connectivity technology requirements in IoT for automotive

Image source: "Connectivity Technologies for IoT", written in conjunction with Northstream (a part of Accenture)

The connected car provides manufacturers, OEMs, vehicle owners and users with great amounts of data on driving behaviour, car performance, need for maintenance, and safety features such as eCall.

Automotive IoT solutions aim to improve the driving safety and experience while enabling data analytics for better product design resulting in successful connected car use cases. The main connected car use cases driving automotive IoT connections relate to fleet management, vehicle analytics and infotainment. High requirements on outdoor device radio range, reliability and security, mobility and especially data rate leave cellular connectivity, LTE-M/4G and in particular 5G, as the only long-term option for connected cars IoT. 5G networks with higher speed and lower latency will be the key to enabling advanced use cases such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication as well as innovative connected car services in the near future.

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