French automaker Renault has selected an HP Utility Services solution to support the development of new telematics services for its electric cars. HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Utility Services will be used for hosting Renault’s European IT infrastructure and managing its technical applications with a preconfigured and tested HP Converged Infrastructure hosted in HP’s Tier 3 data center in Grenoble, France.
Through its alliance with Nissan, Renault is the world’s fourth-largest automotive group and a leader in zero emission transportation. Together, Renault and Nissan have made huge investments in the development of electric cars, Lithium-ion batteries and advanced telematics services.
Connected electronic vehicle telematics help drivers to check the car’s battery, its charge rate and the location of the nearest charging station, as well as provide live traffic updates and cloud computing based applications like pay-as-you-drive insurance.