Toyota has intended to connect with AT&T and KDDI to move the game ahead with better 4G connectivity. Toyota’s Global Communication Platform has partnered with KDDI. Toyota is expected to get 4G LTE connectivity enabled vehicle soon.
Company had wifi connectivity in past also but it seems that they want to make it a whole new way. Toyota and Lexus 2020 model will be enabled with this feature. The 2020 model vehicles are expected to be launch this fall. Previously, the company was moving with Verizon based wifi. KDDI is Japanese telecommunication company and AT&T is American giant.
The car wifi feature tends to give much viable features to the consumer. This would enable sharing and browsing options with the devices, remote diagnostic for vehicle health and unlimited data plan from AT&T.
Vice President, Toyota Motor North America said in his statement;
“This is just the beginning. With this type of connected technology, we’ll be delivering new, convenient and predictive experiences to our customers,” said Steve Basra, Vice President, Toyota Motor North America. “This Global Communications Platform, together with Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform, will also help us drive and achieve our vision of Mobility for All.”
Masatoshi Nobuhara, President & CEO KDDI America, Inc. said;
“We are thrilled to see what our Global Communications Platform and the AT&T network can bring to the connected car market in the United States. We’re looking forward to the launch of new Toyota and Lexus cars beginning in the fall of 2019,” said Masatoshi Nobuhara, President & CEO KDDI America, Inc. “It is a great honor that we can contribute to this project that aims for a future where vehicles are connected all over the world.”
While Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T said this;
“Cars are the ultimate mobile device. Working with Toyota and KDDI we will bring the benefits of connectivity to millions of consumers,” said Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “This new technology deepens our relationship with Toyota. And we couldn’t be happier to continue working with them. We’re both founding members of the American Center for Mobility testing facility for connected and automated vehicles, where we will help deliver the future of connectivity.”
News source: businesswire.com