Airgain announces partnership to drive automotive innovation

Airgain announces partnership with McLaren Technology Group to drive automotive innovation

Airgain has announced a new multi-year partnership with McLaren Technology Group that will build on both companies’ reputations in leading-edge, high performance technologies.

Airgain says that the new partnership will build on its current expertise in high performance antenna systems to drive technological advancement within the automotive sector. The McLaren Technology Group’s knowledge will allow both brands to accelerate the wireless revolution that enables our increasingly connected world.

The partnership is set to extend to the broader business, including McLaren Applied Technologies, as the two organisations explore the co-creation of wireless connectivity solutions. In addition, Airgain say they will contribute to the performance of McLaren Racing through integrating technology on-car, off-car and at the McLaren Technology Centre.

Chuck Myers, president and CEO at Airgain, says, “Partnering with McLaren is a strategic move that will build a powerful and mutually beneficial relationship. McLaren has a proven record of successfully applying its technologies to real-world business situations across a range of sectors. This partnership forms a pivotal part of our growth and expansion strategy.

“Our expertise will help the McLaren team enhance its wireless connectivity capabilities, aiding its performance both on and off the track. Utilising the platform we have created with McLaren, we will co-develop engineering solutions to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Bringing together the best engineering minds from across the globe sits at the heart of our business. Our partnership with McLaren gives us access to truly world-class engineering experts who will collaborate with our own talent, enabling us to better support the hyper-connected world of the future.”

Zak Brown, executive director, McLaren Technology Group, commented further saying, “Airgain is a new brand to Formula 1 so we’re delighted they have chosen to partner with McLaren. The technology being pioneered by Airgain is leading the way in high performance wireless connectivity, both in the automotive industry and the enterprise and home environments.

“Airgain already partners with and supplies some of the world’s largest blue chip brands. Its pedigree in the design and integration of high performance embedded antenna technology will produce real performance benefits, both on and off the track, for McLaren and Airgain.”

Airgain says it has a crucial role to play in the connected vehicle market by providing antenna technology in support of advanced wireless connectivity solutions for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications.

The partnership follows Airgain’s recently announced membership of the 5GAA, which underlines Airgain’s commitment to the research and development of new advanced solutions for the connected car and contributing to define the new connectivity landscape which will revolutionise the transportation world as we know it today.

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