RPD works with Vodafone to help them explore the Internet of Things. Bike Xone is a bike light that contains tracking and proximity technology. Automatically link your bike to Vodafone’s network and your phone, to tell you if it’s on the move without you.
RPD has helped Vodafone quickly test and evolve new concepts. Going through design, engineering and certification processes. RPD has been able to help Vodafone prepare products for short-run customer launches for test purposes. RPD has also worked with Vodafone to develop the Narrow Band IoT communications technology.
For Vodafone, RPD has supported a rapid process for developing and testing new products. Vodafone only invest significant time and capital in the products that have been validated by their customer, with a good understanding of the market.
“we have a single point of contact, from concept, through to production. We no longer have to go through complex procurement processes with endless suppliers, or invest in manufacturing facilities ahead of certain product sales.”
Tom Eldridge – Vodafone