Berlin/Stockholm — Volvo has agreed to sell 75.1% of WirelessCar, a digital service developer specialising in connected driving, to Volkswagen for 1.1-billion Swedish krona ($121.5m), the Swedish truck maker says. The deal will allow Volvo to focus on commercial vehicles, its core business since it sold Volvo Cars in 1999. Several truck and car makers have been shedding assets to pool money into developing expensive electrical and driverless vehicles, markets where they face competition from new entrants such as Tesla. WirelessCar has its own technology platform and develops digital services like billing and safety and emergency breakdown services for customers including Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler, Nissan and Volvo. The company has more than 3-million active connected cars across the globe and is expected to report revenues of about 500-million krona in 2018, Volvo said. VW said WirelessCar technology would further its goal of developing value-added services for customers by enablin...

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