BMW Gets eSIM Management Solution
BMW‘s Connected Drive Services gets flexibility and high security with G+D Mobile Security‘s management system.
BMW, one of the world’s biggest‐selling luxury car manufacturers, is also one of the industry‘s most innovative and tech‐focused companies, setting standards even beyond the auto industry. G+D Mobile Security is now supporting the Bavaria‐based auto giant by delivering a secure system solution for its vehicles.
The project is a huge step for G+D Mobile Security as a trusted partner to the automotive industry
– Stefan Auerbach
G+D Mobile Security has a strong relationship with BMW, reflected in the fact that it is now a Trusted eSIM management partner for the car maker – and since July 2016 its Connected Drive Services vehicles have included G+D Mobile Security technology. The new generation of SIM cards is no longer confined to a particular country or to any one mobile operator. Flexibility is now the name of the game, and rather than SIMs installed in several pieces of technology in a single vehicle, one eSIM can be used for a multitude of countries and mobile network operators. In addition, via a secure, in‐vehicle Wi‐Fi hotspot, the eSIM provides high‐speed LTE access for up to ten devices, without using individual SIMs.
“The project is a huge step for G+D Mobile Security as a trusted partner to the automotive industry,“ explained Stefan Auerbach, member of the Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security management board. “Thanks to eSIM management, we are in a position to fulfill the challenging, dynamic requirements of the automotive industry.“
The core of the eSIM management system is that it provides a secure virtual identity, which is only activated after BMW ships the vehicle. Moreover, its subscription management reduces complexity, because BMW simply downloads a country‐specific subscription over‐the‐air. The result is excellent network coverage for BMW, as well as wide‐ranging intelligent services and apps that can be used for providing information or entertainment.