Connected software solutions provider to the automotive industry, Cubic Telecom, is welcoming the EU Commission’s proposal for the reduction to zero of CO2 emissions from new cars sold in the bloc by 2035. The EU’s plan will effectively ban sales of cars with petrol and diesel engines.
Barry Napier, CEO of the Dublin-based company which already supplies its connected software to global car manufacturers including Audi and VW, comments,” The announcement from the EU Commission is welcome because it gives makers of combustion engines certainty that didn’t previously exist. It also gives us certainty knowing that from 2035 we will only be supplying EVs with our software. Ultimately, the entire automotive industry can now start to plan accordingly and that surely must be a good thing.”
Cubic Telecom’s connected software solution can be found in EVs such as VW’s ID. Range, the Audi eTron, and Arrival’s fleet of commercial vehicles, where it enables these brands to offer connected services to enhance driver experience. For example, for some customers the online navigation system updates in real time with live traffic information, and nearby points of interest, thereby enabling the driver to circumvent trouble spots and get to his or her destination more efficiently.
The system gives drivers the connected software required to integrate advanced vehicle features on demand, such as advanced voice control packages, light function packages, or remote start functionality.