Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:38

Airstream trailers hook up to Buddy Cloud

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Leading recreational vehicle manufacturer Airstream is using Adelaide-based Buddy Platform's Buddy Cloud to remotely connect owners and their caravans.

Buddy Cloud was originally developed for use as part of Smart Cities initiatives, but wider use cases have been found.

The 2019 Airstream Smart Classic is the first recreational vehicle from Airstream to take advantage of Buddy Cloud.

Buddy Cloud provides the link between the Airstream owner's mobile app and the caravan, allowing remote control and monitoring of functions such as lighting, air-conditioning, awning, water, propane, and battery levels.

"Giving Airstream customers access to these new experiences is very exciting. With increasing demand for modern monitoring and control of the things around us, Buddy technology enables Airstream an unprecedented customer experience," said Buddy Platform chief executive David McLauchlan.

"We have seen the impact that our products can have for buildings and facilities management, and this is a great example of the impact we can have in other smart spaces."

Airstream vice-president of product development and engineering, McKay Featherstone, said "Innovation is in our DNA. Airstream's quest for continuous improvement is deeply informed by our customers with the goal to enable them to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort.

"Smart Control Technology, enabled by the Buddy Cloud, now makes that exploration more intuitive and easier than ever before. Buddy's customer-focused approach aligned naturally with Airstream's. We're excited to continue to build on our work together."

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