SK Telecom Provides T-Map Platform & LTE-M IoT Network to Support SOCAR's Connected Car Service

SK Telecom Provides T-Map Platform & LTE-M IoT Network to Support SOCAR's Connected Car Service Image Credit: SK Telecom

SK Telecom today signed an agreement with SOCAR, the largest car-sharing company in Korea to develop and launch an innovative connected car service.

SK Telecom will provide SOCAR with its in-car infotainment device installed with the T Map platform, and the cars will be connected via SK Telecom’s LTE-M IoT network. The connected car service will go through a pilot test in the end of this year and is expected to launch in the first half of 2017.

SK Telecom’s T Map mobile navigation service will enable SOCAR’s rental cars to deliver a new level of user experience through enriched infotainment services. For instance, users will not only experience the most accurate navigation service, but will also be able to enjoy diverse multimedia content and make future car sharing service reservations, said SK Telecom in a statement. 

According to SK Telecom, with the support of the LTE-M network, the car sharing service users will be able to remotely control the car in real-time with no delay via their smartphones, and the car will be seamlessly connected to the control center to send/receive information.

SK Telecom has completed the nationwide rollout of the two key IoT-dedicated networks, namely LTE-M (as of March 2016) and LoRaWAN (as of June 2016) to support the widest range of IoT services.

Kim Young-joo, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business Office of SK Telecom
Through cooperation with SOCAR, SK Telecom successfully expands its IoT infrastructure and platform to the car sharing business. We will work closely with SOCAR to develop and provide more advanced connected car services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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