Menu

SMART TRANSPORT FEATURE NEWS

AT&T and Vodafone Team Up to Drive IoT Connectivity in the Automotive Industry

By Ken Briodagh February 28, 2019

According to a recent announcement, AT&T and Vodafone Business are working together to accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and innovation in the automotive industry. The companies reportedly will develop superior and consistent connected car solutions and experiences for customers across their combined footprints in North America, Europe and Africa.

Automotive companies face many challenges when deploying connected car solutions across countries. Each market has unique requirements and regulations, and it can be complicated for automakers to work across multiple network operators and vendors.

AT&T and Vodafone Business said they aim to address these challenges. The goal is to simplify the deployment process, improve operations, deliver innovative solutions, and make the network certification process easier.

“This alliance with Vodafone Business is a natural extension of our existing relationship,” said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “We each have rich experience in connected vehicle technology.  By working together, we can innovate faster and help our global customers bring connectivity, entertainment and telematics to more vehicles across our respective footprints.”

“Our work with AT&T will benefit automotive manufacturers and their customers around the world as we simplify processes and provide a consistent experience to accelerate IoT adoption in this fast-moving market,” said Stefano Gastaut, IoT Director, Vodafone Business. “As technology complexity increases, this is the right time to make technology adoption easier for the automotive industry to help them achieve their business outcomes. This is the goal of this alliance.”

The companies will prioritize projects to enhance safety, security and entertainment capabilities. Key areas of focus will be:

  • 5G and autonomous vehicle technology
  • V2X capabilities (vehicle-to-everything)
  • In-vehicle entertainment
  • Connected car applications and services
  • Global service quality  models
  • Connected car/ smart cities intersection

The IoT Evolution Expo, and collocated events, IoT Evolution Health, LPWAN Expo, The Smart City Event, and IIoT Conference, will take place Jan. 29 to Feb 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Visit IoTEvolutionExpo.com to register now.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Aeris Adds to IoT Capabilities with Asset Assurance Platform

By: Ken Briodagh    2/21/2020

According to a recent announcement, Aeris Communications, an IoT technology partner for enterprises, has launched its new Aeris Asset Assurance Platfo…

Read More

How to Outsmart Winter Supply Chain Hurdles

By: Special Guest    2/20/2020

Every winter, companies look to avoid supply chain risks. While new technologies can make end-to-end supply chain visibility during winter easier, tel…

Read More

Make the Supply Chain Smarter, Learn How at IoT Evolution Expo 2020

By: Ken Briodagh    2/7/2020

Here, we spoke to two of our featured panelists, who will be sharing the stage Thursday Feb 13th in our Best Practices Theatre, to dig deep into a Spo…

Read More

Achieve Pallet-Level Visibility Throughout Your Supply Chain

By: Special Guest    2/5/2020

The NimbeLink edge-to-enterprise Supply Chain Solution brings situational awareness to the pallet level with the versatile AT6 device.

Read More

Connected Cars and the New Tricks IoT Can Teach Old Dogs

By: Special Guest    2/4/2020

Many of the wider benefits of IoT, such as traffic management systems, road safety initiatives and smart city infrastructures, rely on as many points …

Read More