Ficosa and Panasonic join forces to englobe cars into IoT

February 19, 2016 // By Julien Happich
A top-tier global technology provider for the automotive and mobility sectors, Ficosa has partnered with Panasonic to developed a Smart Connectivity Module (SCM) that enables all passengers to be simultaneously but independently connected through the vehicle's own connection.

The system offers a secure connection for communications inside and outside the car, and for communication between vehicles (V2V) and with infrastructure (V2X). The SCM provides important features to improve safety, such as how long the vehicle has been running without a stop, traffic density, weather conditions, dangerous areas and those with limited visibility in order to avoid accidents.
It also allows users to surf the Internet, watch movies, listen to music, play online games and access the GNSS navigator, among other functions.

The unit is based on a connectivity platform that can be easily integrated into the car, which incorporates in one single device different sorts of telecommunications technologies, such as LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, AM and FM, DAB and GNSS positioning for each specific market and the mandatory emergency call in Europe (eCall) and Russia (ERA-GLONASS).

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