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Renault-Orange Team Tests 4G Connectivity on Vehicles

Virtual office, cloud gaming among intended uses

Renault and Orange have teamed up to evaluate the potential application of fourth-generation Long Term Evolution connectivity on vehicles.

The team will also work to test high-speed mobile technology on various situations, including virtual office, cloud gaming and video conferencing using Orange’s 4G technology, Orange said Tuesday.

“We were able to benefit ahead of time from a high-speed LTE network and from Orange’s expertise, with an opportunity to take advantage of the network for our prototype of the connected vehicle of the future,” said Rémi Bastien, engineering lead at Renault.

Renault and Orange will first apply the test on the Renault ZOE-based NEXT TWO prototype.

“Connected cars with communications services make travelling more efficient, and this is a major development priority in Orange’s strategy,” added Nathalie Leboucher, Smart Cities Program lead at Orange.

Renault already provides connected vehicles to customers with multimedia touch tablet Renault R-Link, which uses Orange-built subscriber identity module cards.

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