Gemalto has teamed up with Banma Technologies for the production of China’s first internet car – the Roewe RX5.
Banma is a new joint venture between Alibaba Group and SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.
Roewe is fitted with Alibaba’s YunOS operating system and leverages Gemalto’s Machine Identification Module (MIM) that secures cellular M2M connections for industrial applications and features advanced telematics such as Bluetooth virtual car key, locationing of the vehicle, voice-command-enabled remote control of in-car functions, and real-time road condition alerts, etc.
The MIM is compliant with the GSMA standards and supports remote provisioning of any operator’s profile.
Earlier this month, this publication reported that Gemalto will also be providing its LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution to AT&T to help the latter’s worldwide customers deploy new and highly secured IoT applications. The remote subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) streamlines logistics of providing mobile services for enterprises looking for global mobile connectivity for IoT applications and provide improved life cycle support for their subscriptions.
The Chinese car market is currently the largest and fastest growing in the world. The local connected car market was expected to generate substantial revenue of $7.7 million in 2016. With an estimated compound annual growth rate of 45%, this market is potentially worth up to $33.9m by 2020. Moreover, connected car penetration in China is projected to triple from 4.8% to 18.1% over the same period.
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