Chinese giant Huawei has launched its first range of telematics solutions targeting the so-called connected car market.
The MU609T and ME909T are Huawei’s first 3G and LTE modules for vehicles, designed to “cater specifically to the working environment temperature and power consumption of the automotive industry.” Both modules are pre-installed with GPS and eCall.
According to a recent study by ABI Research, global shipments of M2M modules are expected to reach 100 million units by 2015, with telematics a major driver.
Huawei also launched a 3G Wi-Fi box for vehicles that can create hotspots ‘on the go’ via 3G (the DA6810); and an on-board diagnostics system (the DA3100) that “enables insurance providers and fleet management companies to retrieve information such as location, vehicle conditions and driver habits.”
“Huawei is excited to welcome in an era of smart vehicles with the availability of products that integrate wireless communications and automotive electronic technologies,” said Huawei’s Kevin Liu.