Published: March 2, 2015 | Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain
AT&T’s innovative connected car platform now has the ability to connect to the company’s home security and automation service. It makes AT&T Digital Life the first and only home management system currently integrated with AT&T Drive. This will enable automakers to integrate home security and automation service and pass the benefit on to their customers, so they can manage their home from the Digital Life app through the dashboard control panel and voice recognition of their car. Customers can currently experience the integration of Digital Life and AT&T Drive through an interactive demo at the AT&T Drive Studio, a first-of-its-kind connected car innovation center in Atlanta, or at the Connected Home area, stand 3A31, in the Innovation City at MWC.
AT&T Drive is the company’s connected car platform – a modular, global solution that lets automakers pick and choose what services and capabilities are important to them in order to make their solutions different from competitors. From connectivity and billing solutions to data analytics and infotainment, AT&T Drive lets automakers and developers create innovative and customized connected car solutions. The integration means the Digital Life app can be accessed through the dashboard control panel or voice recognition of a participating connected car, linking customers to their automation and security features including, door locks, lighting, thermostat and the garage door.
Consumers are increasingly aware of connected car options and they are eager to use them. Half of drivers surveyed worldwide said they would switch to a comparable brand to get connected car services. AT&T took an early leadership role in connected car development and continues to push the needle with new offerings through AT&T Drive. The addition of home security and management is just the latest evolution in the company’s approach to mobilizing consumer’s lives.
“Being able to access and manage your home from the car is an example of how we’re continuing to innovate and offer our customers unique and convenient ways to monitor their homes, protect their families and simplify their lives. Through this integration, we are also able to exemplify the value and opportunities this brings to industry leading companies we are collaborating with. By inviting third parties to be a part of the Digital Life ecosystem we are able to create a more flexible and enjoyable customer experience.” – Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life