(Reuters) – German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH[ROBG.UL] is teaming with Canadian startup Mojio to get more vehicles connected wirelessly to a wide range of digital services, from insurance companies to emergency responders, the companies said on Wednesday.
Bosch said it was investing in Vancouver-based Mojio as part of the startup’s Series B funding round. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
Mojio, which was founded in 2012 and has raised more than $40 million, previously has secured investments from Amazon and Deutsche Telekom, as well as from AOL founder Steve Case.
Bosch and Mojio aim to connect more vehicles to the internet and gather data to support services for consumers and vehicle manufacturers, as part of Bosch’s Connected Mobility Solutions group.
The initial focus of that effort is on vehicle communication, diagnostics and crash detection and notification, according to group director Kevin Mull.
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