London/Paris, November 26, 2015 – Morpho (Safran), a global leader in identity and security solutions, and Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that the specialized embedded SIM developed by Morpho has been successfully tested with Telit’s high performance 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular IoT modules for deployment in an Emergency Road Assistance project in Russia.
The ERA GLONASS (Emergency Road Assistance based on Global Navigation Satellite) project has been launched to introduce a sensor-based in-vehicle emergency call system that in case of an accident automatically dials an emergency number linked to the nearest emergency center. Basic data – including the location – is sent to the local emergency services, meaning that the response can be faster, the size and scope of an incident can be assessed early and time can be saved in critical life-and-death situations. These life-saving measurements are made possible by the integration of a specialized embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC)* into the telematics control system of vehicles.
Morpho has been working closely with the IoT enabler Telit to test special robust eUICCs that are developed specifically for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector and additionally implement ERA GLONASS services. Extensive tests have now proven the seamless interoperability between Morpho’s ERA GLONASS eUICC and Telit’s cellular IoT modules to ensure that the unique requirements of the system are achieved.
“For the automotive market, flexible and secure ways of connecting cars to networks are mandatory. Our embedded security solutions meet exactly these requirements and will enable a whole new set of services for customers,” explained Yves Portalier, Vice President and General Manager, Telecom Business Unit at Morpho. “With our expertise in digital security, Morpho actively supports initiatives to enable cars to become part of the Internet of Things.”
“Telit is ideally placed to meet the high-performance, multi-constellation requirements of ERA GLONASS and the Russian OEM** automotive and aftermarket sectors. In fact, besides having the broadest cellular IoT modules portfolio in the marketplace, the company markets a comprehensive range of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) modules that provide fast, accurate position fixes even in harsh environments and challenging urban areas,” said Felix Marchal, Chief Product Officer, Telit. “In addition our GNSS offer is based on a winning combination of strategic partnerships with leading-edge chipset companies and our global manufacturing expertise.”
* The Universal Integrated Circuit Card is a next generation SIM card, working with 3G and 4G devices. It is a multi-application capable platform that is able to host several applications in parallel.
* * OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturer, in this case an automotive part that is manufactured by the same company that produced the original part used in assembly of the vehicle.