UK telematics specialist Autotxt is using the M2M services and the mobile radio communications network of Deutsche Telekom for its vehicle anti-theft protection products.
Autotxt operates from Great Britain, Germany and China. As a supplier to the automotive industry, the company develops and produces OEM and original accessory installation modules for locating and tracking stolen vehicles using mobile data transmission.
The company equips vehicles from Aston Martin (pictured), Jaguar, Porsche and Land Rover. Application-specific M2M sim cards from Deutsche Telekom are used in the security products for vehicle manufacturers. Data exchange with the vehicles takes place over the mobile radio communications networks of Deutsche Telekom and its roaming partners.
The tracking system ensures reliable communications between the vehicle, the Autotxt service centre and all authorities involved. Vehicle owners can access the functions at any time via an internet application. In the event of an alarm, the system permits location, tracking and recovery of stolen vehicles in more than 50 countries.
The company is working on extending its service range in the areas of location-based vehicle and function remote control, breakdown emergency calls and remote diagnostics. The objective is to supplement vehicle location for the vehicle owner with additional features such as remote monitoring of vehicle data or unlocking and locking the vehicle via smartphone through corresponding applications.
M2M services from Deutsche Telekom and reliable data transmission over tits mobile radio telecoms network form the basis for all telematics functions.
Deutsche Telekom has a Connected Vehicle business unit to collaborate with partners in developing products for safe, efficient and comfortable driving, for economically and ecologically sensible fleet management and networking of electric cars.
In 2010, Deutsche Telekom established an international M2M competence centre to drive the internationalisation of the business.