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. By this collaboration what they propose to bring on the table is developed superior and consistent connected car solutions and experiences for customers. This joint collaboration will be helping 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 prevailed 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 to simplify the deployment process, improve operations, deliver innovative solutions, and make the network certification process easier.
This alliance with Vodafone Business is a natural extension of our existing relationship. We each have rich experience in connected vehicle technology. By working together, we can innovate faster and help our global customers bring connectivity, entertainment, and telematics to more vehicles across our respective footprints. - Chris Penrose, the President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T
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.
Our work with AT&T will benefit automotive manufacturers and their customers around the world as we simplify processes and provide a consistent experience to accelerate IoT adoption in this fast-moving market. As technology complexity increases, this is the right time to make technology adoption easier for the automotive industry to help them achieve their business outcomes. This is the goal of this alliance. - Stefano Gastaut, the IoT Director, Vodafone Business
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.