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15 SMART CENTRE GLOBAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM Integrated management and monitoring of COUNTRY X COUNTRY Y COUNTRY Z GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM FOR CAR CONNECTIVITY Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI Corporation have partnered to establish a global communications platform that will enable the operation of communications networks throughout the world to support car connectivity. Toyota aims to bring greater connectivity to its vehicles throughout the world. To do so, a broad-reaching, robust communications platform and the use of a uniform data communications module (DCM) will be essential. Toyota will develop such globally uniform DCMs by 2019. These will be the standard equipment in nearly all-new Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in Japan and the US by 2020, and will then be rolled out for use in other markets. To work toward this goal, and to support communications between DCMs and cloud services, TMC and KDDI will jointly plan and design a global communications platform that KDDI will develop and operate. With this platform, globally uniform DCMs will be automatically connected with telecommunications carriers in different countries, based on where each car is located and used. Following a changeover of carriers  – carried out by overwriting SIM settings via communications technology – DCMs can be connected without relying on global roaming services. In order to maintain stable, highquality communications globally at a lower cost, status and quality of telecommunications will be monitored in an integrated manner. While adhering to all applicable regulations in each country and region, this will allow Toyota to enhance its product-related R&D and the quality of its services by making use of vehicle data collected via DCMs. communication networks CARRIER CARRIER CARRIER


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