World-First car to feature Dual Esim connectivity – New Land Rover Defender

World-First car to feature Dual Esim connectivity – New Land Rover Defender

Land Rover stunned public during CES2020 by presenting a car featuring not just one, but DUAL ESIM!

As per source:

  • Twin LTE modem connectivity: New Defender features world-first dual-modem, dual eSIM design for enhanced connectivity and functionality. Powered by two Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820Am Automotive Platforms, each with an integrated Snapdragon X12 modem
  • 21st century Defender: With two LTE modems, Defender can download Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates on the move without interruption and while streaming music and apps through its state-of-the-art Pivi Pro infotainment
  • Remote connectivity: New 4×4 features 16 electronic modules that can be updated anywhere in the world, and uses cloud-based technology from CloudCar to provide personalisation, content and services

With one LTE modem and eSIM dedicated to the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology and the same set-up looking after music streaming and apps, New Defender has the digital capacity to keep customers connected, updated and entertained at all times anywhere in the world. You could liken the design to a brain, with each half enjoying its own connection for unrivalled and uninterrupted service. Like the brain, one side of the system looks after logical functions, like SOTA, while the other takes care of more creative tasks.


It looks like a confirmation of the new trend where each car will have digital Esim already preinstalled so that cars are always connected worldwide.

It is not clear yet, will Land Rover offer their own Esim Network provider, or customers will be able to use their own Esim on their cars… for example to save costs when travelling to the country with expensive roaming.

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