On the connected car landscape, it seems AT&T is adding fuel to its already strong position in the domestic telematics space. It has announced two new initiatives designed to further its connected car business. The initiatives, include deals with Autonet Mobile and Voxx. The Autonet program will connect Autonet’s integrated connected car service into AT&T Mobility’s LTE network. The Autonet telematics service allows for control of some vehicle operations through a smartphone application, including door locks, in-vehicle Wi-Fi access and maintenance status. The platform is currently used by Chrysler Fiat Automobiles, General Motors, Maserati, Subaru and other brands.
The Voxx deal will just upgrade its current Car Connection Elite platform with the Car Connection 2.0 label. The upgrade, which will be available later this month, is said to provide more functions targeting increased safety, control and convenience in the car.