Connected Vehicle

KDDI and AT&T to connect Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T are collaborating to enable 4G LTE connectivity for select new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks. This will start with 2020 model year vehicles in the fall of 2019, across all 50 states.

The ecosystem will build on the joint Global Communications Platform announced by Toyota and KDDI in 2016 to support car connectivity.

Features will include:

• Wi-Fi hotspots so owners of select Toyota and Lexus vehicles can stream, browse and share entertainment among multiple smartphones and tablets from the open road1
• Unlimited data plans2 offered by AT&T for eligible Toyota and Lexus vehicles
• Comprehensive connected services such as:
o Remote start to crank up your car remotely and start up the heat or A/C
o Remote diagnostics to provide vehicle health information to customers and dealers
o Destination Assist to provide peace of mind and convenience by downloading vehicle destinations to navigation systems
o Safety Connect® to help in an emergency by connecting drivers to a 24/7 response center at the touch of a button

Source: Press Release


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