BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is continuing to bring high speed Internet to Audi vehicles in North America as a part of an expanded multi-year agreement. The integration of next-generation technology will help deliver many new features to the Audi connect system in select 2017 and 2018 models.
Since 2014, AT&T has provided Audi cars with connectivity for Audi connect® and Wi-Fi. Under this new agreement, Audi will be providing next-generation technology, featuring new safety, security and infotainment features, such as remote lock and unlock, stolen vehicle locator, online roadside assistance and service requests over the AT&T network.
Audi connect is a platform for infotainment and connectivity designed to enhance the enjoyment of the ride for Audi drivers and passengers. With the fastest and most convenient access to the most current navigation and real-time information and entertainment available, Audi connect offers services ranging from picture navigation to enhanced 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 a compatible smartphone or smart watch app.
"We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Audi and to provide next-generation technology to a number of their car models," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Business Solutions. "This technology improves the driving experience by providing a whole new suite of services to Audi customers."
Audi customers can share data among phones, tablets and their vehicles with AT&T Mobile Share Value or stand-alone plan.1
"Together Audi and AT&T are working to deliver the most comprehensive suite of applications and services to the vehicle," said Pom Malhotra, General Manger, Connected Vehicles, Audi of America. "As we see with our homes and mobile devices, reliable and robust high-speed connectivity is a necessity and is fast becoming one for the vehicle."
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About AT&T Connected Car Leadership
AT&T is focused on serving the growing number of tech savvy car owners looking for an improved driving experience. According to a recent study by AT&T and Ericsson, 3 out of 4 consumers consider connected car services an important feature in their next car purchase. We have launched 2 major initiatives to lead innovation in the connected car market. The first is a pioneering connected car innovation center in Atlanta, called the AT&T Drive Studio. We also offer a new global platform, AT&T Drive, which is modular and flexible to allow carmakers to build unique solutions for its customers. AT&T is a telematics leader and connects vehicles around the globe. We have 7 million connected cars on our network, as of 4Q15. We were the first major wireless carrier to launch a global SIM platform for cars. The platform lets automotive, individuals and Internet of Things equipment makers use a single carrier to wirelessly connect products across the globe.
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About Audi Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,800,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2015, and broke all-time company sales records for the 6th straight year in the U.S. Through 2019, AUDI AG plans to invest about 24 billion euros - 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusa.com/newsroom for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.
1Eligible vehicles only. Req's Audi Connect Prime and Mobile Share Value plan. Monthly, overage & other charges, fees & restr's apply. See att.com/mobilesharevalue for plan details.
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