Onother interesting JV : Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Banma Technologies Co., Ltd for the production of China’s first Internet Car – the Roewe RX5. Banma is a new joint venture between Alibaba Group and SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor).
Alex Shi, CEO of Banma, said:
“The Roewe RX5, empowered by Alibaba’s YunOS operating system, is the first mass produced internet car. It’s a breakthrough embodying years of research and technological innovation. It is a product that demands the most secure and reliable end-to-end connectivity.”
“Connected cars mark the beginning of digital transformation across the automotive industry, paving the way for autonomous vehicles in the near future,” said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto. “Our expertise and global experience, combined with tried-and-tested secure connectivity solutions, put us in a sweet spot to help car manufacturers create smarter and more connected vehicles“.