AT&T and Vodafone Business Collaborate on Automotive Solutions

By Chrissie Cluney October 17, 2019

AT&T and Vodafone Business have partnered on accelerating IoT connectivity and innovation in the automotive industry. Both of the companies said they will develop connected car solutions and experiences for customers across North America, Europe and Africa.

“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.”

The goal is to simplify the deployment process, improve operations, deliver innovative solutions and to make the network certification process easier.

“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.”

Key areas of focus will be: 5G and autonomous vehicle technology and V2X capabilities, which is vehicle-to-everything and in-vehicle entertainment. They will also concentrate on connected car applications and service, global service quality models and connected car or smart cities intersection. They said they will work with board members of the 5GAA, an organization of companies from the automotive, technology and telecoms industries, to develop end-to-end solutions for future vehicular mobility and transportation services.

Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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