China: Chang’an Motors to introduce telematics – “3G Car”

China Mobile and Chinese automobile manufacturer Chang’an Motors have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop a new automobile that utilizes 3G wireless communications and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology.

Chang’an CEO Zhang Baolin said that the “3G Car” would feature a 3G communications package that would relay the vehicle’s status in real-time to an external server, allowing for remote surveillance, control, and management.

In addition, through support from third-party providers, 3G Car occupants will be able to use GPS and navigation services, browse the web, stream audio and video, send and receive e-mail, compose documents, and even conduct small-scale video conferences.

Courtesy: Marbridge.

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