Ficosa and Panasonic have joined forces to improve their technological capabilities and integrate complementary technologies in the areas of connectivity, safety and efficiency of the automobile of the future. Both companies have developed the new generation of Smart Connectivity Module, a solution that enables all passengers to be simultaneously but independently connected through the vehicle’s own connection.
Ficosa and Panasonic have presented the latest technological developments in connectivity and the Internet of things for the automotive sector at Mobile World Congress 2016. Both companies have developed the new generation of Smart Connectivity Module (SCM), a solution that enables all passengers to be simultaneously but independently connected through the vehicle’s own connection. Ficosa’s units combined with Panasonic’s infotainment offer users a wide range of new services.
This 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 SCM is based on a connectivity platform that can be 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).
Ficosa has been working on connectivity systems for the automotive industry for more than 9 years. The company is focused on connectivity platforms with integrated antennas (SCM), Telematics Control Units (TCU) and V2X technology, which allows vehicles to connect to communication networks, other vehicles and infrastructure.
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