Telematics & Connectivity LV-LUV
ACTIA, a major player in Telematics
Three major tendencies for the future are electric cars, connected cars and automated cars. On-board electronics is a key element to all of these and control functions as diverse as electrical recharge management, engine control, connectivity of the vehicle to its external environment, and driving assistance systems.
When it comes to vehicle connectivity, ACTIA is heavily involved in the development of telematics solutions, to address the technical challenges that vehicle manufacturers are confronted with. Since 1994, ACTIA has developed and fine-tuned a fleet management system for trucks. 20 years later, ACTIA has a comprehensive offering of telematics ECUs and ranks among the top 5 leaders within this market. With more than 2.5 million telematics units fitted in 98 countries, our revenue from Telematics is constantly growing.
ACTIA provides not only expertise in telematics ECUs, but also unique knowledge of electronic vehicle architectures and vehicle diagnostic solutions. This expertise confirms ACTIA’s position within the "SBD Connected Car Guide", well known by all manufacturers worldwide.
ACTIA’s offer extends from on-board telematics platforms to web portal solutions for remote vehicle maintenance, diagnostic services, geo-location, data management for driver activity and eco-driving, etc.
OEM solutions offered by ACTIA
ACTIA telematics solutions add value to vehicles by providing. Internet connectivity between vehicles and back-end office, and from vehicle to vehicle, while ensuring the security of the vehicle.
ACTIA's ACU (ACTIA Connected Unit) platform is widely supplied as OEM equipment to well-know vehicle manufacturers such as Volvo car, Jaguar, Land Rover, etc.
ACU is a generic modular platform that can be adapted to the OEM’s specifications. Its numerous adaptations depend on the required set of services ("Car2Car", "Car2X", "Safety driven", in vehicle gateway) and are provided through a telecommunications network (3G, 4G-LTE) or wireless network (Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth).
ACTIA is investing in the Telematics of the future
The eCall project was launched in 1999. Ever since, ACTIA has been heavily involved in other projects such as:
- The HEERO project (Harmonized eCall European Pilot).
- The ERA-GLONASS project.
Drawing on its experience, ACTIA is now continuing its efforts with the telematics of the future.
In this quest for more services, ACTIA offers major functional developments through new generations of telematics units:
- Creating an on-board service platform for performing tasks that can be programmed remotely and in accordance with the vehicle needs within the life cycle.
- Reinforcing existing engineering approaches to obtain an architecture that is safe, autonomous and connected in all circumstances.
- Meeting a multi-sector market’s requirements for modularity, openness and different certifications, as efficiently as possible.
Moving towards on-board diagnostics
ACTIA is supporting the substantial growth in the connected vehicle technology market. The company is well positioned in the market with various existing platforms that have been deployed worldwide.
Diagnostics, through the telematics ECU, will allow manufacturers to gain a direct link to the final customer. This will open up new opportunities such as remote diagnostics with:
- Remote downloading of the diagnostics task script into the connected diagnostics unit..
- Downloading of the vehicle’s ECU data.
- Monitoring of vehicle behavior during development.
- Maintenance monitoring.
- Downloading of diagnostics data onto OEM servers or onto a Cloud service.
Drawing on its involvement in telematics, ACTIA has been able to demonstrate its attributes and skills through modular and connected offers Now recognised by numerous titles, including the "SBD Connected Car Guide" in particular, ACTIA’s telematics offers are improving the comfort, safety and diagnostics of tomorrow’s vehicles. In this way, ACTIA is positioning its systems for:
- Users, by improving vehicle comfort with functions such as positioning, internet access, vehicle management, etc.
- Authorities, by offering emergency call, protective and traffic incident management systems, and vehicle tracking, etc.
- OEMs, by offering a telematics response for diagnostics.
Investment and skills have allowed ACTIA to position itself as one of the global leaders in the telematics market.