AT&T Drive is a new platform for services where partners can use the AT&T network and mobile device knowledge to get their vehicles connected and smarter. AT&T Drive will allow automakers and developers to develop their own innovative and customized connected cars solutions.
The initiative includes leaders in the connected car industry such as Ericsson, Jasper Wireless, Amdocs (customized billing solutions), Voicebox, Synchronoss (cloud platform solutions) and Accenture.
Services that AT&T Drive hopes to bring to consumers include:
- Global SIM and Global Provisioning
- Global Billing Services
- Safety, Security and Diagnostics Solutions
- Voice Enablement/Safe Driving Solutions
- Secure Firmware Updates
AT&T will also have an Atlanta based, 5,000 square-foot facility that will feature working garage bays, a speech lab, a full showroom to display the latest innovations, conference facilities and more.
Commenting on the AT&T Drive project, Glenn Lurie, president, AT&T Emerging Enterprise and Partnerships stated,
“We’re making a significant commitment to lead the future of the connected car with the launch of the AT&T Drive Studio and our AT&T Drive platform. Our goal is to be the best carrier for connected car innovation in the world.”
So what do you think? Is a connected car the next big thing in mobile technology? If so, what features would you like to see our Windows Phone connect to?
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