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Tesla and AT&T enter into multi-year agreement for connected car

Tesla AT&T Touchscreen for the Electric Car
Tesla AT&T Touchscreen for the Electric Car

US: AT&T and Tesla have entered into a new multi-year exclusive agreement to enable current and future Tesla vehicles in North America with high speed wireless connectivity. AT&T connectivity will power Tesla’s remote engine diagnostics, telematics, and infotainment features such as Internet radio, Web browsing, live traffic, weather and navigation, all accessed through the 17-inch touchscreen.

Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility, said: “It’s an honor to work with a company as innovative as Tesla on delivering a connected experience inside automobiles for both drivers and passengers.”
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, said: “Tesla’s goal has always been to catalyze the market for electric vehicles for all consumers while providing an exceptional driving experience, AT&T’s advanced and reliable wireless connectivity will help Tesla continue to deliver a cutting-edge ownership experience.”
In addition, AT&T announced two major initiatives to lead innovation in the connected car market – a first-of-its-kind connected car innovation center in Atlanta, called the AT&T Drive Studio, and a new global automotive solution and development platform, now called AT&T Drive.

AT&T Drive Studio features a working lab, showroom to build and exhibit the latest innovations, and serves as an overall hub where AT&T can work hand in hand with companies and respond to opportunities presented by automotive manufacturers.
AT&T Drive is the company’s connected car platform – a modular and flexible, global solution that allows automakers to pick and choose what services and capabilities are important to them and allows them to differentiate their solutions in the marketplace.

Source: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=25194&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=37377

 

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