Gemalto has announced that Flaircomm Microelectronics, Inc., a company developing devices for the automotive industry, is integrating Gemalto’s M2M solution in their telematics control unit (T-Box). The solution designed for car manufacturers in China includes the Cinterion MIM and integrates smoothly with in-car cellular networks.
The T-box is ruggedized for extreme conditions including high temperatures, pressures and vibrations. It can inform the driver of the car conditions such as oil pressure, car speed, and engine status, as well as providing information on nearest amenities like petrol stations and convenience stores. If the car breaks down or is involved in an accident, an emergency call (eCall) will also be triggered automatically for assistance and medical help.
“According to Strategy Analysts, the connected car market in China could exceed RMB 200 billion (€23.5 billion) by 2020,” said Luke Shi, Chairman of Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc. “Working with Gemalto puts us in a good position to address that mega-trend. We have also passed the joint debugging test carried out by ten European operators, and so we have become a key player in the automotive industry for both domestic and international markets.”
“Gemalto already has a significant M2M footprint in China, offering M2M solutions to leading providers,” added Michael Wallon, vice president of M2M Sales for Asia Pacific at Gemalto. “We are fully committed to meeting Flaircomm’s current and future needs, with a complete M2M offering that can include Cinterionmodules and secure personalization after the MIM has been deployed. For our customers, this means simplified cross-border movement of M2M devices and unparalleled flexibility in instantly bringing on board international network partners.”