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Renault Selects Spirent to Help Implement Next Generation In-vehicle Networks

October 20, 2015
By Business Wire News

CRAWLEY, England

Spirent Communications, the leading provider of connected car and automotive Ethernet test solutions, today announced that its Automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach® Conformance and Performance test solution has been selected by Renault. It will be used to help develop next generation in-vehicle networks that provide drivers and passengers with the multiple benefits of connected cars.

Current in-vehicle networks are unable to provide the capacity or transmission speed to implement the new features sought by growing numbers of drivers. Driver assistance features such as 360° video cameras and advanced driver assist systems require new networking, which will also provide cost and efficiency benefits to both users and manufacturers.

“Renault is at the forefront of technology and is constantly looking to provide drivers and passengers with new features to create a ‘Passion for Life.’ Automotive Ethernet will help provide a lot of these features and benefits,” said Alain Couvreux, EE architecture expert leader of Renault. “As the automotive industry adopts new information technology and creates the connected car, it needs to embrace new systems. As a leading provider of solutions to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more securely, Spirent has the expertise and innovation to implement new technologies like automotive Ethernet.”

“Spirent and Renault are collaborating to verify that high quality new features can be delivered to vehicle users in a timely manner,” said Pete Nicholson, general manager of Spirent’s Automotive Business Unit. “Spirent solutions are used extensively in the IT and telecoms industries. As the automotive industry builds more connected cars, our knowledge and solutions will help to implement the vehicles of the future.”

Spirent’s automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach® conformance and performance test solution is part of a portfolio of solutions for automotive, systems and device manufacturers, enabling them to build new connected car features into next-generation vehicles.

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About Renault

Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international group with global sales of over 2.7 million vehicles in 2014. The visionary strategy of the Renault group is based on bold choices that promote sustainable mobility for everybody.

The ability to innovate off the beaten track is written into the company’s genes. The Group’s men and women share the same passion: to drive cars forward.

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About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) is the leading provider of verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions. We enable those who deliver networks, connected devices, and communication services to provide a superior user experience. From service provider networks and enterprise data centers to mobile communications and connected vehicles, Spirent works with leading innovators to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better, and more securely. For more information visit:

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