Volvo Cars and AT&T Sign Multi-Year Connected Car Agreement
AT&T and Volvo Cars have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity.
AT&T will enable Volvo’s US 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. Volvo customers in the U.S. and Canada will also have access to Volvo On Call, a service allowing remote access to car functions and an emergency crash notification service. Volvo plans to enable cars with AT&T on-board for sale this summer. Volvo’s solution incorporates AT&T’s Single SIM platform to provide coverage in the U.S. and Canada.
The Single SIM, along with a service management platform, AT&T Control Center powered by Jasper Wireless, arms Volvo with the ability to manage wireless device deployment and operations across markets with advanced diagnostic tools and smart alerting.
Last month, AT&T and Audi of America had announced data plans for the new 2015 A3 sedan to provide in-vehicle 4G LTE data connectivity. Earlier, AT&T and GM's OnStar had also signed a deal to bring connected cars to the market, starting with the 2015 fleet.