Connected Cars are increasingly popular and becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. Safety features an navigational aids along with being able to “keep the kids happy” with entertainment options are some of the more popular features.
- We’re the first telecom company to open a research and innovation center, dedicated to the connected car (AT&T Drive Studio, Jan. 2014), to promote safe driving and efficient navigation.
- We’re working to help make cars safer, more efficient and more reliable through Internet of things (IoT) technologies.
- AT&T is helping to improve safety, diagnostics, entertainment and security for connected cars.
- Our connected car platform (AT&T Drive Platform) offers a modular, global solution that lets automakers pick and choose what services and capabilities are important to them.
- In 2016, we connected more than 50% of all new connected passenger vehicles in the U.S.*
- But we connect so much more than cars. We support all sorts of connected vehicles, including one of the biggest of all – connected long haul trucks.
- We have relationships with 22 of the top global car and long-haul truck brands: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Freightliner, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla, Vauxhall, Volvo, VW and FCA US Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.
- Our global SIM platform provides wireless connections virtually anywhere in the world (200+ countries and territories).
The AT&T Foundry: Connectivity and Automated Vehicles
Positioned at the epicenter of where innovation and technology converge, the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, California has experts leading the way. From augmented and virtual reality to Quantum Networking to the future of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), the AT&T Foundry has its finger on the pulse of what’s to come.
The Foundry evaluates new technologies for AT&T and analyzes their applicability within AT&T. This work involves defining new business models and prototyping new ideas in the scope of connectivity management, resource control and 4G/5G mobile broadband network architectures for CAVs, AR/VR, drones and multimedia services.
New vehicle product lines are incorporating advanced sensing, communications, and computing technologies to deliver CAVs today. In parallel, AT&T is undergoing network transformation, namely AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo, , through Network-Function-Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined-Networks (SDN) and edge computing.
This technology shift in the network creates greater flexibility for service deployment and network management, as well as lower latencies and higher performant data rates. Connectivity is an integral piece of automated vehicles, enabling a range of functions that will make automated vehicles safer and more convenient .
The work at the Foundry will continue to develop use cases and business models from the automotive industry. Efforts will address needs ranging from connectivity management to resource control with the help of 4G/5G mobile broadband network architectures. This leading-edge work will help the outstanding mobile network of AT&T stay ahead of the game for customers and vehicles when it comes to connectivity requirements.