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AT&T and Volvo to 'connect' cars in U.S. and Canada

AT&T partners with Volvo for an infotainment system
AT&T partners with Volvo for an infotainment system
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This week, AT&T, and Volvo Cars entered into a multi-year agreement to equip future Volvo vehicles in the United States and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity. This was announced jointly by AT&T and Volvo on April 16, 2014.

It's a big step.

We all spend a lot of time in our cars, trucks, and SUVs, so we need to be "connected" like we would be anywhere else.

Starting in 2015, cars will feature Sensus Connect, an embedded entertainment system that does it all. Volvo will also give customers, Volvo On Call. This is for Volvo drivers in the U.S. and Canada. It's a service that gives remote access to various car functions and the emergency crash notification service.

AT&T On Board will debut this summer.

“We expect Volvo customers will be delighted to have these services on board, and we’re committed to working with Volvo Cars to give their customers a unique and valuable service,” explains Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Emerging Devices, AT&T Mobility. “Our Single SIM will make it easy for Volvo customers to have high speed wireless connectivity in the U.S. and Canada.”

This will be innovation that helps both AT&T and Volvo.

AT&T currently provides technology to automobile manufacturers across the globe. Volvo will utilize AT&T’s Single SIM platform.

The new technology will have the ability to manage wireless devices across markets with modern diagnostic tools and smart alerts.

It's big for Volvo owners and AT&T to get this opportunity. Can't wait to see it in action in a new Volvo.