AT&T Inks Connected-Car Deal with Unknown Automaker

AT&T Inks Connected-Car Deal with Unknown Automaker

The largest phone company in the U.S. has reached a deal with a global automaker to bring connectivity to its vehicles.

Phone company AT&T has reached a deal with an automaker based outside Asia, but the company declined to reveal which company it was. AT&T however will begin providing wireless services in markets including China within a matter of weeks, according to AT&T vice president for devices including connected autos, Joe Mosele. Other automakers that have reached agreements with AT&T include Tesla and Audi.

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Last year, GM announced that its OnStar would be powered by AT&T and will offer 4G LTE wireless services in 2015 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The 2015 Audi A3 is the first car to offer a high-speed connection with a monthly subscription fee of $16.50.

We’ll be sure to update the story as soon as it’s announced which automaker has reached an agreement with AT&T.

[Source: Automotive News]