Ensuring 24/7 future-proof car connectivity
Today, mobile connected technology is fully incorporated into virtually every aspect of our lives.
The promise of a fully “connected car” inspires drivers, automakers and automotive service providers alike.
Carmakers and automotive suppliers trust Thales to manage worldwide cellular connectivity in this context.
Thales makes the increasingly connected automotive world secure and easy to control.
With more than 20+ years of experience connecting vehicles, Thales customers benefit from its leadership position in mobile connectivity standardization, serving more than 450 mobile operators worldwide. Global car connectivity solutions and remote management significantly reduce supply chain complexity for automotive OEMs while enabling more accessible end-user experiences over long vehicle lifecycles.
Connected car technology
Automotive-grade M2M technology provides cellular IoT connectivity and new mobile lifestyles for drivers and passengers.
It offers high-speed, low latency connectivity and a suite of advanced features, including mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet radio, Web services and an improved navigation system.
However, vehicles' environment can be fierce, and wireless technology must withstand extreme temperatures, excessive vibration, and moisture experienced on the road.
On top of this, strict automotive manufacturing specifications add to the challenges of building a practical “smart car.”
With embedded cellular LTE connectivity solutions, car manufacturers like Audi can offer high-speed, low latency car connectivity and a suite of advanced services that enhance “on the road” experiences for both drivers and passengers.
Users can enjoy simultaneous embedded voice and data services, allowing one passenger to search online for the best nearby restaurant while another passenger calls for a reservation.
Industrial versions of embedded SIMs, or eSIM, are integrated into cars during the manufacturing process to enhance car security and connectivity flexibility.
eSIMs identify individual vehicles, encrypt communications and ensure secure global car connectivity for intelligent vehicle systems. These include eCall emergency solutions, vehicle telematics, navigation and more and are optimized to survive extreme environments (humidity or heat, for example).
eSIMs also enable secure and remote car connectivity provisioning services, which significantly simplifies the manufacturing process and global connectivity deployment wherever vehicles will be operating. They provide great flexibility to select or swap mobile network service providers and service plans during the long life of connected cars.
In the future, secure cloud-based service enablement and next-generation features such as integrated NFC and mobile wallet applications, and integration in the smart city will further contribute to convenience for drivers and passengers alike.
Ensure always-on car connectivity
Thales solutions enable end-users ' subscriptions for infotainment services in mobility and provide the technical enabler for Infotainment/Telematics connectivity.
Thales connect all vehicles with :
- Cellular IoT Connectivity modules
- M2M-grade eSIM cards
- Remote subscription management
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Connected cars and smart cities: securing the future.
What does the future hold for connected cars and smart cities? What will security challenges be?
And what role will personal data, connectivity and machine learning play?
Jeremy Green has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years, most notably as an industry analyst at specialist research companies including Machina Research and Gartner.
He shares his thoughts on how he sees the future of connected vehicles and smart cities shaping up.