Mahindra REVA makes the connected car a reality with IoT connectivity from Vodafone
Bangalore-based Mahindra REVA is a pioneer of electric vehicle technologies and one of the most experienced electric vehicle manufacturers in the world. After coming up with the concept for a new breed of ‘connected’ car – enabling owners and service teams to remotely access various features and functions of their vehicle – it needed to find a reliable way to deliver data connectivity to vehicles across India and around the world.
Vodafone has helped Mahindra REVA make its vision a reality – providing secure managed connectivity between the cars via its Internet of Things network.
Reliable IoT connectivity enables drivers to access various features of their vehicle remotely using a smartphone app or a dedicated webpage
Owners can check the state of charge in the battery of their car, control its air-conditioning, lock or unlock doors, find the nearest charging station and use many other innovative features
Mahindra REVA’s connected car – the e2o - also automatically provides SMS alerts when a door is left unlocked, a parking brake is not applied or a charging point fault
In addition Mahindra REVA service teams use the IoT platform to monitor a vehicle’s condition and proactively warn drivers when issues are likely to arise
Overall the partnership has helped Mahindra REVA to move one step ahead of its competition, while Vodafone’s global footprint will provide support for international expansion plans
"Overall it was a great example of collaborative working between two companies with a similar vision of global innovation."
General Manager Mobility Solutions and Business Development, Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicles