Companies to Deliver Wirelessly Connected Vehicles with Wi-Fi and Infotainment Services.
AT&T and Jaguar Land Rover North America are bringing high speed internet to Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in the United States and Canada as a part of a new multi-year agreement. AT&T connectivity will power Jaguar Land Rover’s “infotainment” features like a Wi-Fi hot spot, connected navigation and a suite of apps.
AT&T began offering wireless connectivity in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models this month, and will follow with more Jaguar and Land Rover models later this year.
Jaguar Land Rover customers can easily share data among phones, tablets and now their vehicles with AT&T Mobile Share Value. The cost for adding vehicles to a Mobile Share Value plan is $10 for the access charge per month. AT&T customers get ultimate flexibility – they can choose a stand-alone data plan or choose the Mobile Share option. For more information, go to http://myconnectedcar.att.com.
“We’re thrilled to work with Jaguar Land Rover to deliver a connected experience in cars for drivers and passengers,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility.
“Our Mobile Share Value and other data plans give Jaguar Land Rover customers flexible options to stay connected while on the road.”
AT&T’s Connected Car Leadership
In 2014, AT&T launched two major initiatives to lead innovation in the connected car space. The first was a pioneering connected car innovation center in Atlanta, called the AT&T Drive Studio. It also launched a new global automotive solution and development platform, AT&T Drive.
AT&T Drive Studio features a working lab and showroom to build and exhibit the latest innovations. It is a hub where AT&T works directly with companies and responds to automakers’ opportunities.
AT&T Drive is the company’s connected car platform. This modular and flexible global solution helps car makers build unique solutions for the marketplace. Auto makers can choose the services and capabilities that are important to them. They can add features for connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment.
AT&T is a telematics leader and connects vehicles around the globe. In the second quarter of 2015, AT&T added 1.4 million connected devices. Of those devices, nearly 1 million were connected cars.
AT&T was the first major wireless carrier to launch a global SIM platform for cars. The platform lets automotive, consumer and M2M equipment makers use a single carrier to wirelessly connect products across the globe.