The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), in cooperation with the Public Transport Authority and the National Regulatory Committee, issued its first of a kind approval to provide connected vehicles services in the Kingdom.
This approval was granted to 'Abdul Latif Jameel Toyota and Lexus vehicles', within CITC's framework to regulate the information technology and emerging technologies sector in the Kingdom and its quest to enable innovation, promote the use of these technologies, and contribute to the Kingdom's digital transformation in line with its Vision 2030.
Through this approval, the company will be able to provide "Connected Vehicles" services in the Kingdom, a service that relies on Internet of Things technologies to allow the user to remotely monitor and control their car using the car manufacturer's applications and systems. Connected Vehicles provide a wide rage of services related to the user's entertainment and safety, as it generates diagnostic reports on the car's performance, which helps the manufacturer and user make decisions related to the car's maintenance. As well as providing assistance and technical support directly in the event of any emergency.
This approval comes in line with CITC's strategic role as a digital regulator, licensing IoT and emerging technologies services in the Kingdom including IoT-VNO, NB-IoT.