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eSim in Car Set to Jazz up Your Weekend Road Trips

eSIMs have already been chosen by the European Commission to form a part of in-car emergency call systems

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Here are some top recommendations for your next best road trip in this season of Monsoon. Pixabay

In October 2013, GSMA which is the mobile network operators’ trade body worldwide, revealed it was developing a new kind of SIM that could be soldered in place and then programmed to connect to a chosen carrier remotely.

GSMA called this the embedded SIM, or eSIM for short, which has potential for several “connected” devices like smartwatches, smartphones, homes — and cars.

Several automakers came forward to back this move, like General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan, Scania and Volvo Cars.

The Cloud-connected virtual eSIMs would enable automakers remotely provision connectivity over the air to vehicles with an operator of their choice.

These were to deliver a range of in-vehicle services such as infotainment, real-time navigation, insurance and breakdown services, as well as telematics and remote diagnostics.

Hyundai has come with an inbuilt Vodafone-Idea eSIM card for its compact SUV called Venue. The SUV does not need the user’s smartphone to connect to plethora of options like entertainment, navigation and emergency response etc.

MG Motors has entered the race with an SUV named Hector. It is supposed to launch in India in the latter half of the year.

How does an eSIM work and what does it offer?

There has been a slot for standard SIM cards available in some cars but it always had disadvantages like high and low temperatures within cars, exposure to different weather conditions, corrosion and constant vibration from the engine and road conditions.

Standard SIMs can also only connect to a single network at a time, reports whatphone.com.

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eSIMs address many of these problems as they are directly soldered into the car making them more secure and resistant to the adverse conditions within vehicles.

The car owners can swap between networks and use the eSIM for different purposes without having to change cards.

“With embedded LTE solutions, car manufacturers can offer high-speed, low latency connectivity and a suite of advanced services and features that enhance ‘on the road’ experiences for both drivers and passengers,” the cyber security firm Gemalto wrote in a blog post.

Users can enjoy simultaneous embedded voice and data services, allowing one passenger to search online for the best nearby restaurant while another passenger calls for a reservation.

Embedded eSIMs identify individual vehicles, encrypt communications and ensure secure global connectivity for smart vehicle systems including eCall emergency solutions, vehicle telematics, navigation and more.

eSIMs have already been chosen by the European Commission to form a part of in-car emergency call systems.

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This means all cars manufactured from 2018 were required to have an eSIM that can perform emergency functions, especially in relation to breakdowns and crashes via machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology.

“In the future, secure Cloud-based service enablement and next generation features such as secure ID-based ignition, integrated NFC and mobile wallet applications will further contribute to convenience for drivers and passengers,” Gemalto added.

According to GSMA, eSIMs would help car manufacturers offer any type of in-car connected service through a single SIM, which can be provisioned with the profile of a mobile operator once the car is shipped, as well as at the end of a contract — without the SIM needing to be changed. (IANS)

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Speeding Brings Costly Consequences

Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended.

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Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. Pixabay

As the weather improves, many of us are just looking forward to take our car out from the garage and take a drive to town to stock up our groceries or a ride down the country road to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  There are many who are also thinking the same thing like us. Winter months can be so boring and the snow has kept us indoors as it is not safe to drive on slippery roads.

 

Driving is fun especially when there is not traffic congestion and when the weather is nice and cool. It can be exhilarating to see the first sign of spring with little spots of green appearing out from under the bare ground and on the bare trees. There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car.

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These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf. Pixabay

Once the initial thrill of the first few drives along the country roads evaporates, we can find ourselves rushing to our destination and getting our errands done. The everyday routine sets in and people are more interested in getting about on time and getting things done as soon as possible. The moment we get our car started, we automatically step on the gas accelerator pedal. No one wants to get stuck in a traffic congestion and everyone wants to be early to avoid being caught in one. Sometimes, rushing or speeding does not help but instead would slow us down, especially if you are being stopped by a traffic officer for beating the red traffic light.

 

Not only will our time be wasted but it will also burn a hole in our wallet to pay for the ticket received. It is not just paying the ticket, but it will also affect the record of our driving license with demerit points added. In order to keep a good driving record we need to out the demerit points and the only way is to hire a red light camera ticket lawyer to fight our case for us. These lawyers are professionals and experienced in their field and once they studied our case, they will know how to go about presenting and fighting our case on our behalf.

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There is no rush to get anywhere and it is good to feel the cool fresh air through the open windows of our car. Pixabay

What happens if you have just received a red light ticket? If you are staying in California, you will have no problem getting a good recommendation to a ticket attorney Los Angeles from The Ticket Clinic. This clinic provides legal advice and services to motorists to get a fair trial and most times, the experienced lawyers can get the cases dismissed using their defense strategies and tactics with high percentage of successes.

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Most drivers will receive at least a traffic ticket during their years of driving. Every point added and accumulated to our driving record could results in our license being suspended. When this happens, it could cause the premium of our auto insurance to increase. In certain states, demerit points for minor violations will stay in our driving records for a minimum of 3 years. If one is a frequent speeder, one can easily reach the number of points to get his or her license suspended and that would not be good if the job requires a driving license.