PSA Peugeot Citroën and P&TLuxembourg signed a partnership to provide a mobile telecommunication solution which will be available as standard (depending on the model) from 2010 in Peugeot and Citroën vehicles.
The new equipment developed by PSA Peugeot Citroën separates the telematic function from the radio, navigation and personal phone functions, and includes an embedded SIM card, meaning it is part of an Autonomous Telematic Box (ATB) fitted in vehicles: with this solution, the customer benefits from emergency and assistance services free of charge and without subscription.
Currently, these services are available from equipment combining radio, navigation, personal phone and telematic functions, the latter requiring the customer to use a SIM card.
Since the advent of ATB, personal telephone calls can be made using Bluetooth modules in audio and navigation equipment.
This new equipment is PSA Peugeot Citroën’s answer to the eventual standardisation of the European emergency call system (eCall project) and the basis for the development of new telematic services, such as fleet management.
At present, PSA Peugeot Citroën remains the European leader in the use of telematics: more than 700,000 Peugeot and Citroën vehicles equipped with the emergency call system have been sold since 2003, and almost 3,500 people in difficulty have been assisted by the emergency services in the 9 European countries where the service is currently available.