SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile carrier, has introduced the world’s first commercial mobile telematics service in China.
Telematics has several different definitions. Here is it used in the sense of the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, for application in vehicles and with control of vehicles on the move.
This new system – called E-MIV service – will, according to SKT officials, allow people to use their mobile phones to protect, control and manage their car.
The ultimate goal is to have the MIV systems installed in cars at the production line before they are sold to the end-user.
With your mobile phone you can track the location of your vehicle and control the car’s door, trunk and headlights, as well as keep track of vehicle operation information and maintenance history.
China Post reports that currently, some drivers in China can choose E-MIV as an option when they purchase a vehicle.