AT&T and Vodafone are joining their hands together now for the automotive industry to accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and innovation. Both of these companies have years of expertise and experience when it comes to leading car solutions. Through this collaboration, what they propose to bring to the table is to develop superior and consistent connected car solutions and experiences for customers. This joint collaboration will help out the automotive industries in counties such as North America, Europe, and Africa.
To build intricate yet effective connected car solutions across countries, automotive companies face many challenges owing to the different circumstances prevailing in different countries.
The market of a certain country is radically different than that of the other and therefore, each market has its own unique requirements and regulations. Consequently, it may become difficult for different automakers to work across multiple network operators and vendors, each with its own unique set of requirements. AT&T and Vodafone Business will largely look into these problems and try simplifying the deployment process, improving operations, delivering innovative solutions, and making the network certification process easier.
The companies will be primarily looking at 5G and autonomous vehicle technology. V2X capabilities, In-vehicle entertainment, connected car applications and services, global service quality models, and connected car/smart cities intersection. Both AT&T and Vodafone have been working in this field to make the future of transportation and autonomous driving safe and stable.
For example, AT&T and Vodafone are board members of the 5GAA to develop end-to-end solutions for future vehicular mobility and transportation services. Other than this, Vodafone is also testing the C-V2X in Germany, they have also opened up a 5G lab and test track, AT&T is a leading name in the American Center for Mobility, the company is also a founding member of Together for Safer Roads.