Gemalto Connects China’s Internet Car launched by Banma
January 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Gemalto is partnering with Banma Technologies Co., Ltd 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 (SAIC Motor).
The RX5 leverages Gemalto’s Machine Identification Module, MIM(TM) - securing 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.
"The Roewe RX5, empowered by Alibaba’s YunOS operating system, is the first mass produced internet car. It’s a breakthrough embodying years of research and technological innovation," said Alex Shi, CEO of Banma. "It is a product that demands the most secure and reliable end-to-end connectivity."