Delivering a car more connected than ever

In the automobile industry, we're working with 19 of the top global car brands to deliver a car that improves safety, enhances diagnostics, and provides on-the-go entertainment.

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Lincoln
  • Nissan
  • Opel
  • Porsche
  • Subaru
  • Tesla
  • Vauxhall
  • Volvo
  • VW
The connected car

75% of global drivers

"Almost 75% of global drivers surveyed after learning about connected car services consider them an important feature in their next car."

—Data from Ericsson and AT&T Global Connected Car Market Research, September 2015

Wi-Fi hotspot

"A Wi-Fi hotspot in the car is the No. 1 feature U.S. consumers are willing to purchase"

—Data from Ericsson and AT&T Global Connected Car Market Research, September 2015

Features and possibilities of the connected car

  • Advanced diagnostics

    Future cars will generate thousands of data points per second, providing both customers and auto dealers the information they need to predict potential vehicle issues before they happen.

  • Family tracker

    Receive notifications and track a young driver when they have traveled beyond predetermined boundaries or crossed a preset speed limit.

  • Global services

    Automotive manufacturers work with us to make connecting vehicles, in countries across the world easy.

  • Automotive app store

    Connect and download specialized automotive applications for all your entertainment and connected vehicle needs.

  • Remote services

    Customers can control their connected vehicle from their wireless device. These remote services include locating the car in a parking lot, sending directions to the vehicle, and starting it remotely to warm up on a cold day.

  • Telematics

    Drivers have a wide range of security features that keep them connected and more safe in the event of an emergency, including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle tracking, and roadside assistance.

  • Vehicle updates

    Have your vehicle updated to the latest firmware and software without making an appointment at the dealership.

  • Voice recognition

    Contextual voice control enables hands-free services and more, helping to create a safer driving experience.

  • Connected media

    Passengers can purchase and download songs, audiobooks, and maps, and stream music on the go.

  • Rear seat infotainment

    4G LTE speeds available via built-in mobile hotspot enables services such as Internet radio, video streaming, Web browsing, and more on the customer’s own device.

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Design the Road Ahead

AT&T Drive™ is our connected car platform – a modular, global solution that allows automakers to pick and choose what services and capabilities are important to them in order to differentiate their solutions in the marketplace. From connectivity and billing solutions to data analytics and infotainment, AT&T Drive will allow automakers and developers to develop their own innovative and customized connected car solutions, now and in the future.

The platform allows AT&T to work with companies to bring new connected vehicle services to market quickly including:

  • Global SIM and global provisioning

    Global SIM and global provisioning

  • Safety, security, and diagnostics solutions

    Safety, security, and diagnostics solutions

  • Service delivery

    Service delivery

  • Application store capabilities

    Application store capabilities

  • Unique global billing solutions

    Unique global billing solutions

  • Voice enablement/safe driving solutions

    Voice enablement/safe driving solutions

  • Secure firmware updates

    Secure firmware updates

  • Policy management solutions

    Policy management solutions

AT&T Drive includes the leaders in the connected car ecosystem, including:

  • Ericsson – Global application delivery framework
  • VoiceBox – Natural language to vehicles
  • Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR) – Cloud platform solution that enables seamless network activation
  • Accenture – Connected vehicle services and solutions, including telematics and big data analytics
  • Amdocs – Customized billing solutions
  • Jasper Wireless – Cloud-based global connected device platform

We were the first to enter the market with a global SIM, which made it possible for automotive, consumer, and Internet of Things (IoT) equipment makers to work through a single carrier to wirelessly enable and connect products across the globe. Today, cars are being sold throughout the world with this SIM.

As a global leader, we already provide mobile Internet access in vehicles manufactured by both domestic and foreign automobile makers.

Improving safety, convenience, and entertainment

The AT&T Drive Studio™ is the premier location for creating the future of connected cars and is a working lab. This is where we test and develop technologies to enhance the driving experience by improving safety, convenience, and entertainment.

We're working with automakers to build innovative new solutions to make the in-car experience better for the driver and passengers, all doing so safely, with a focus on minimizing driver distraction.

AT&T Drive connected car platform

"The sky's the limit in the Drive Studio"


AT&T Drive Studio

Testing and developing the future of driving.

Learn more about our Drive Studio and IoT Foundry

This is also where we showcase end-to-end solutions for automotive manufacturers around the world, with contributions from significant ecosystem players including Accenture, Amdocs, Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio, Ericsson, Jasper Wireless, Synchronoss, and VoiceBox.

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