DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an agreement in which Subaru will provide enhancements to its Subaru STARLINK in-vehicle connectivity system that deliver improved personal safety and security services to vehicle occupants via 4G LTE wireless connectivity.
STARLINK is the Subaru in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment, and safety services to Subaru vehicle occupants. Subaru will offer owners STARLINK with a built-in AT&T 4G LTE communications module capable of offering features including stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via a smartphone device and monthly vehicle health reports. Subaru also has an agreement directly with SiriusXM Connected Vehicle to provide a component of the services to Subaru's owners. STARLINK will be available in select 2016 model year Subaru vehicles starting later this year.
The AT&T network now has the nation's strongest LTE signal and enables fast access to assistance and GPS location when necessary (for accidents, emergencies or stolen vehicle recovery).
"AT&T's network now has the nation's strongest LTE signal. Coupling AT&T 4G LTE network connectivity with STARLINK will take the in car experience to the next level," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility.
"Collaborating with AT&T, a trusted industry leader, is a natural fit for Subaru," said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. "AT&T will enable STARLINK to provide Subaru customers with additional peace of mind through new safety and security services, as well as enhanced connectivity."
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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information, visit media.subaru.com.