Urban electric vehicle manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE (e.GO) has formed a strategic partnership with connected vehicle platform business Sibros to deploy connected mobility solutions in e.GO’s new vehicle models.
In October 2022, e.GO announced the start of sales for its e.wave X, the company’s latest electric vehicle purpose built for use within the urban environment. The EV features spaceframe technology and has been produced using sustainable materials and production processes unique to e.GO. Furthermore, to ensure the longevity of the vehicle, replaceable and recyclable polymer skins have been used on the exterior in addition to exchangeable batteries.
e.GO chose Sibros’s Deep Connected Platform for vehicle-wide data management and over-the-air (OTA) software to improve the customer experience. By collecting data, the pair will be able to form insights and create an array of connected and value-added fleet services. OTA software updates will enable vehicles to be improved and updated throughout their lifetime.
“Sibros’s comprehensive connected vehicle product suite provides vehicle manufacturers with data-driven insights, empowering them to make informed decisions while helping to accelerate their efforts in product enhancement and user experience,” said Hemant Sikaria, CEO of Sibros. “Innovators like e.GO leverage Sibros’s deep and secure vehicle-to-cloud capabilities to help accelerate their journey and position them at the forefront of the industry. As a leader in the connected vehicle technology space, we’re excited to deploy our award-winning Deep Connected Platform on the e.wave X and grow our strategic partnership over the coming years, rethinking connected and sustainable mobility in urban environments.”
The partnership will enable manufacturers such as e.GO to target business opportunities in the fleet management sector while also providing a wide range of services and enhancing the way drivers interact with their vehicles.
“The growing integration of multiple domains in the automotive universe, including connected vehicles, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication and ultimately autonomous mobility, are meant to validate the software-defined connected urban cars of the future, and that is what makes us very excited about this partnership,” said Ali Vezvaei, chairman of the board at e.GO. “We aspire to offer our customers the freedom and choice to select connected services that fit their needs, whether in charging, sharing, insurance or connected drive. Essentially this may convert their e.wave X to a smartphone on four wheels.”