Wuhan Intest Selects Gemalto’s LTE Technology for Connected Cars in China

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will provide its Cinterion(R) wireless module to Wuhan Intest Electronic Technology Co Ltd (Intest) to enable 4G LTE connectivity on their Telematics-Box (T-Box). Intest is a leading provider of end-to-end automotive solutions in China. The Gemalto-enabled T-Box will allow device makers to offer fully-connected electric cars, allowing users to enjoy high-speed mobile connectivity for in-car infotainment, emergency roadside assistance, and advanced telematics services. Drivers can even use their smartphones for a secure keyless entry or ignition, for remote diagnostics, and autonomous parking.

China is expected to overtake US as the biggest electric car market1, following government’s plan to have 5 million renewable energy vehicles by 20202. Safety and cost-conscious Chinese are also looking for connected cars that can ease their typical pain points like car safety and security, roadside emergencies, and traffic congestion3. Gemalto and Intest’s solution will help car manufacturers to provide a winning combination of green vehicles and connectivity for the citizens, driving the popularity of electric cars across the nation.

“Chinese consumers expect a personalized and satisfying customer experience when it comes to car buying4,” said Mi Feng, CTO at Intest. “With increasing LTE networks across the country, Gemalto’s module will provide unprecedented data connectivity to local travelers. The Wi-Fi hot spot in the car will allow passengers to simultaneously connect multiple devices to the Internet, detect charging stations nearby, and enhance mobility experience.”

“Chinese bought nearly 300% more electric cars in 2015 as compared to 20145,” said Sashidhar Thothadri, Vice President of M2M for APAC at Gemalto. “As in-vehicle connectivity expands from luxury models to high-volume midmarket ones, ability to respond fast to consumer preferences will be key to winning the hearts and wallets of people. With award-winning automotive M2M solutions, we can enable Intest to take a lead in helping OEMs deliver innovative, sustainable solutions with end-to-end security.”
1 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/engineering/12036116/China-to-overtake-US-as-biggest-electric-car-market.html
2 https://www.techinasia.com/chinas-government-5-million-electric-cars-roads-2020
3 http://blog.gfk.com/2015/05/what-chinese-drivers-want-from-the-connected-car/
4 https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-china-automotive-market.aspx
5 http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-consumers-bought-nearly-300-more-electric-cars-year-compared-2014-2222591

About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of [Eur]3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 52 countries.

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About Intest

As a Hi-tech company specialized in data service field, INTEST (Wuhan Intest Electronic Technology Co., LTD) provides high accuracy data acquisition product as well as professional data acquisition, analysis and management software. Moreover, we also offer full solutions for building large-scale vehicle information system and integration test platform.

Adhering to our core spirit of “Help customer to achieve their value”, INTEST is committed to develop product that customer really want, which means hardware product to guarantee the veracity and accuracy of data acquisition and software product to make sure customer use data efficiently and professionally. Our products and technical solutions have been widely acclaimed by more than 130 customers.

High-quality product and professional service is the long-term goal we have always been committed to. INTEST will provide you package solutions from product application consulting, hardware/software design to system integration.

For more information visit www.intest.com.cn

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