Telematic Unit

Telematic Unit

Our Telematics product portfolio fulfills the latest 4G, 4.5G, and 5G standards and offers a wide range of attractive features to keep vehicles up-to-date and the driver connected.

With Continental’s in-house developed network access devices (NADs) and Telematics software framework, our Telematics Control Units (TCUs) are highly customizable and ready-to-use in different regions.

Product Portfolio

With high bandwidth and reduced latency, the new mobile network standard 5G offers all pre-requisites to connect vehicles in real-time. Continental is comprehensively testing Cellular V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) to make our Telematics products ready to support predictive and autonomous driving.

A sophisticated over-the-air updates solution for multiple electronic control units in the car, as well as proven security solutions round off the attractive feature set for the next generations of Telematics products.

Continental Modem (NAD) 4G

With Continental’s in-house developed network access devices (NADs) and Telematics software framework, our (TCUs are highly customizable and ready-to-use in different regions.

Continental Modem (NAD) 4G/5G

With Continental’s in-house developed network access devices (NADs) and Telematics software framework, our (TCUs are highly customizable and ready-to-use in different regions.

LTE-OBD-Dongle

The OBD dongle is our basic telematics system. The Bluetooth dongle mainly records diagnostic data in order to transmit it to a connected device such as a smartphone or directly to the Backend or cloud for the purpose of analysis.

CES IoT LTE Gateway

The IoT telematics gateway facilitates improved diagnostic functions and allows sites to be located. The stand-alone device can be placed also outside of vehicle because of its IP65 housing

CES 4G/5G Telematics and eCall

The CES 4G/4G telematics  facilitates numerous telematics functions incl. eCall. It is equipped with internal sensors to monitor the driver‘s behavior and supports signals for determining the position.

4G to 5G
pin-compatible
NAD modules

CES 5G/V2X Connectivity HPC

Our Telematics product portfolio fulfills the latest 4.5G/5G standards and offers a wide range of attractive features to keep vehicles up-to-date and the driver connected.

CES 4G/5G Telematic Control Unit
incl. eCall

With continentals in-house developed NAD (network access device) and open telematics platform,  our Telematic Control Units (TCUs) are highly customizable and ready-to-use in different regions. The 5G TCU offers a cost-efficient and flexible solutions when the focus is not on computing performance.

Basic:

  • Internet connectivity for other ECUs
  • Fixed profile eSIM
  • Basic telematics (collect, buffer, upload vehicle signals to backend

Intermediate:

  • Software Over-the-air Updates (OTA)
  • eCall and service calls
  • ISA (intelligent Speed Assist)
  • Integration of connected functions from 3rd party suppliers
  • eSIM subscription management (M2M eUICC)

Benefits

  • Cost efficient solution for entry level features or single-use-case (e.g. eCall, ISA).
  • Standard HW Design with flexible variants
  • Integrated Application Processor in the NAD
  • Automatically triggered emergency calls
  • Localization – Vehicle tracking by GNSS

Key Facts

  • Qualcomm SA515M Modem chipset
  • ARM Cortex-A7 Application Processor running Linux based Continental Telematics Platform
  • Realtime Microcontroller running AutoSAR Classic for Vehicle Integration
  • Ethernet, CAN, and Wifi optional/available depending on variant

5G Next Generation Connectivity …

  • offers major network improvements and benefits
  • will be a key enabler technology for future mobility
  • will allow for real-time communication between vehicles, the infrastructure and an ever-growing number of connected devices thanks to enhanced data rates, higher reliability and ultra-low response times
  • will help to further increase driving safety, comfort and efficiency

5G Telematic Control Unit

Wireless

  • LTE, 4G, 4.5G, 5G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • BT 5.x (incl. BT LE)
  • Hybrid V2X (DSRC and/or C-V2X)
  • eUICC SIM (e-SIM)
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Baidu

Main Version

  • i.MX 8 multi-core processor
  • Up to 64GB of eMMC memory
  • Up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory
  • HSM (Hardware Security Module)
  • Gbit Ethernet, CAN, USB
  • Back-up Battery

Features & Benefits

  • Continental Open Telematics Platform and Engineering Services for more flexibility
  • Continental NAD (network access device)
  • Advanced security options (among others Intrusion Detection)
  • Application Processor w/ Linux OS
  • Hardware separation using independent vehicle processor
  • Over-the-air updates for multiple electronic units
  • Lower latencies with next generations of mobile standards
  • Enhanced security – Automatically or manually triggered emergency call (eCall) in case of serious accidents
  • Localization – Vehicle tracking by GPS or GLONASS
  • Scalability – Enables additional services and features such as stolen vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, mobile phone connectivity options

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