|[February 25, 2014]
OT and Ficosa Reveal an Emergency Call System for the Russian Automotive Market at MWC 2014
COLOMBES, France --(Business Wire)--
Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in digital security solutions for
the mobility space, and Ficosa an automotive parts and systems supplier,
will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2014 in Barcelona, a complete
emergency call system for the automotive Russian market (ERA GLONASS¹).
The ERA GLONASS system is the Russian equivalent of the European eCall
system. The ERA GLONASS regulation is planned to be implemented in
Russia from January 2015.
According to studies of the National Entity of Russian Navigation (NISS)
it is intended to reduce emergency services' time-to-arrival by up to
30%, saving up to 4,000 additional lives every year.
The emergency system inside the vehicle consists of a telematic unit
(iVTU, in Vehicle Telematic Unit) that incorporates a special SIM card
(DIM® ERA GLONASS) as well as a user interface module (HMI).
The system allows, with the DIM® ERA GLONASS installed in the telematic
module made by FICOSA, to have a GLONASS profile for the emergency call
and a commercial profile for telematic services. The swap of the profile
is made in few seconds in accordance with local regulations.
FICOSA, as a top-tier provider in the automotive industry, and Oberthur
Technologies a world leader in digital security solutions for the
mobility space will show this innovation on the CLARA platform (HMI and
telematic systems) with DIM® ERA GLONASS.
"The safety systems and emergency services are fundamental to save lives
on the road. As suppliers of components for automotive, all the
technology that makes reference to move forward in thisfield is our
focus. The governments have the last word for the systems implementation
as ERA GLONASS or eCALL. Our work is to anticipate of their regulations,
giving support to the entities that define them and taking part actively
in the configuration of the solutions. CLARA is the result not only of
the definition of the system, but the demonstration of its
functionalities. This work is possible thanks to the good position of
FICOSA in the M2M (Machine to Machine) market with its technological
patents and the collaboration with other strategic industrial partners
such Oberthur Technologies", in words of Mr.
Josep Maria Forcadell, Director of the Advanced Communications (News - Alert) Unit of
"Car telematic services and emergency systems will offer majors benefits
to drivers around the world and in Russia in particular. OT provides
innovation matching worldwide regulations. The DIM® ERA GLONASS has been
specifically designed to facilitate the implementation of these
innovative services by mobile networks operators, car makers and
telematic service providers. The DIM®ERA GLONASS combined with the CLARA
platform from Ficosa is helping the entire industry moving forward" said
Edward Simonet, M2M Business Director at OT. "
ERA GLONASS¹: Government accident emergency response system in Russia
with GLONASS technology for enhancing transportation safety
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility
space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart
cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip
millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and
Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart
Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital
Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000
employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales
offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT's international
network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
FICOSA is an industrial group based in Spain and a global leader in
research, development, production and marketing of automotive systems
and parts. Founded in 1949, the company, with headquarters in Barcelona
(Spain), holds a team close to 8,500 employees and manufacturing plants,
technological centres and offices located throughout 19 countries in
Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The Group invests 4% of
its income in R&D, and operates one of the top technology development
centres in Spain addressed to the automotive, electronics, energy and
communications industries. FICOSA has positioned itself for the future
as a world leader in electronic systems with a global and more
diversified business agenda and an expanded added value product line.
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