Global connected car solution provider AT&T will offer more connected car features in future Audi car models.
AT&T has been providing connected car solutions to Audi cars with connectivity for Audi connect and Wi-Fi since 2014. Now with the extended agreement, AT&T will continue to bring high speed Internet to Audi vehicles in North America.
The integration of next-generation technology will help deliver many new features to the Audi connect system in select 2017 and 2018 models. Audi connect, which is a platform for infotainment and connectivity, enhances the enjoyment of the ride for Audi drivers and passengers.
Audi cars will have next-generation technology, featuring more safety, security applications including remote lock and unlock, stolen vehicle locator, online roadside assistance, enhanced infotainment features and service requests over the AT&T network.
Audi connect offers services ranging from picture navigation to improved social media and mobile app integration, and access to up to 7,000 Internet broadcast stations.
Generation 2 further brings peace of mind through emergency and roadside assistance services and the ability to access and monitor the vehicle from smart watch app or a compatible smartphone.
Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Business Solutions, said “We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Audi and to provide next-generation technology to a number of their car models.
Audi customers can share data among phones, tablets and their vehicles with AT&T Mobile Share Value or stand-alone plan.
Pom Malhotra, General Manger, Connected Vehicles, Audi of America. , said, “Robust high-speed connectivity is becoming necessity in homes and mobile devices also becoming important one for the vehicle.
Audi and AT&T are working to deliver the most comprehensive suite of applications and services, he added.