What is a connected car?
When your car goes online for navigation, entertainment or phone calls, it connects to the mobile network via an embedded SIM. In the future, it will exchange information with other vehicles independently while driving, in order to optimise the flow of traffic or prevent accidents. If it can connect to all surrounding objects and infrastructure, it will finally become an autonomous vehicle. This type of "V2X" or "vehicle-to-all" connection is still a future goal. However, today's assistance systems already allow many simplifications, such as hands-free driving.
More and more people would like to use their car as a kind of "smart home". As everyone wishes to make life more comfortable, quick control over all functions of a car seems to be natural.
What do connected cars, 5G, eSIM, Secure Element, IoT, and NFC have in common?
Just take a look at your smartphone: many devices already use all these technologies today! If you make a call, the mobile network moving to 5G routs it. When connecting to a network, the SIM or eSIM inside your phone is your anchor for security – a Secure Element. In case your health tracker prompts you to move, it's IoT – Internet of Things. After practice, you are thirsty and pay for a drink with your smartphone - by NFC.
Smartphones make car connectivity tangible
If your next appointment is a one-hour drive away, you get in the car with your smartphone. Inside, you put the phone on the console. The built-in NFC reader checks your digital key on the phone, in a Secure Element. You start the engine and the car is connecting to the internet with 5G. After exchanging traffic information, it spots an accident on your route. But don't worry: an eCall made help arrive as fast as possible.
All components in connected cars must work without delay and in an extremely reliable way. Most important: the correct interchange with networks is key. COMPRION offers powerful test tools for:
Integrating an eSIM into a TCU (Telematic Control Unit) can prove to be a complex task. Especially, if you must make sure that it connects correctly to the mobile network, reliability is key. Speed up verification with COMPRION test solutions! Easily find the right test package for validating your ECUs as fully interoperable components for all cellular networks.
How to make sure that your car access solution works with every smartphone or key device? Ensure interoperability with a product approval by NFC Forum. If you need to minimize the effect of the final environment, optimize your solution with characterization tools. Do you require comprehensive insights during testing in the lab or field? Get to know our TraceCase mini tracer.
Maintain the firmware of TCUs throughout the lifetime of any vehicle by performing over-the-air (OTA) updates. Remote SIM provisioning (RSP) tools help to control these updates. Hence, they can verify that your eSIM connectivity chain works as intended. If your TCU needs to switch to another network operator throughout a car´s lifetime, make sure it works correctly.
While on the road, a connected car depends on seamless access to a mobile network. Thus, all V2X (vehicle-to-everything) modules need fast and safe 5G access. Learn how to test cellular connectivity for better driver assistance, car OEM services, telematics, and infotainment solutions.
From 2G to 5G, COMPRION test tools have one of the biggest test coverage for certification. Thus, ensure mobile network connectivity.
Prove interoperability of your digital key and access solution by an NFC Forum approval & sniff into the communication with our smart tracing tool TraceCase.
Spot any root cause by checking all interfaces. Combine test tools for 5G, eSIM/Secure Element, and NFC with built-in expertise to find answers faster.
Test over-the-air communication without network simulator. Assure switch of network operators during lifetime. Translate OTA messages over all channels.
Manage embedded SIMs (eUICCs) throughout their entire life cycle.
The flexible platform for simulating M2M remote SIM provisioning scenarios.
The cost-effective way to test your RSP back-end servers against the eSIM.
Allows you to connect an iSIM seamlessly to COMPRION RSP test tools - as if it was a real SIM card.
The free-of-charge viewer software for results recorded with COMPRION RSP tools.
Cruise all files on a Secure Element in card format and save time using wizards for creating file structures.
High-Quality, unsoldered eSIMs for testing of M2M and consumer devices.
Reliably connect to any type of Secure Element or eSIM component, for example, to read OTA messages!
Fast answer to NFC queries with a pocket sniffer controlled by an app - in the car or in the lab!
COMPRION’s ultra-compact tracer for all contact-based UICC interfaces.
NFC Forum approval to read any smartphone at the door or on the console.
Speed up and increase your skills regarding the eSIM connectivity chain & NFC technology. We offer both basic modules, that explain the technology from the ground up, as well as trainings for more in-depth topics. Our technology experts will adapt your individual training to your needs. Learn more & book your face-to-face or remote training session here:
Learn how to make sure that the wireless module of your ECU works with various eSIMs, even from different suppliers.
Alien eUICC profiles are “invading” your test space constantly. They are sent to you from different partners (MNOs) and consequently have very have very different characteristics.
COMPRION and Anritsu are proud to announce the worldwide release of the first test platform for USIM/USAT handset testing within the 5G New Radio (NR) Network.