• The Sprint Velocity message gets revved up at New York Auto Show

    Apr 08, 2013

    In the media capital of the world, Sprint made sure its Sprint Velocity message didn’t spin its wheels with reporters and bloggers at the annual New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
     
    Sprint representatives Ben Vos, Patricia Watkins, Tim Johnson and others talked to print, social and electronic media as car and technology enthusiasts from around the world flocked to the auto show in our nation’s most populated city. Among those who learned about Sprint’s new, wireless telematics platform were CBS, ABC, FOX News Live, The New York Times, Car and Driver magazine and Motor Trend magazine.
     
    NYIAS, which ran through April 7, coincided with the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In many interviews, Vos, Watkins and Johnson expanded on Sprint’s long-standing commitment to developing technologies that reduce distracted driving incidents and improve driver behavior, including: 

    “Sprint is all about connecting people through their smartphone or their vehicle,” Watkins said. “We play a huge role in the smartphone connected experience that consumers enjoy, yet there is a lot of room for us to expand that expertise to help our partners as the in-vehicle connected experience continues to evolve. Our challenge is to develop the most robust in-vehicle experience that allows drivers to remain connected without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road.”
     
    With established offerings available on handsets in the automotive aftermarket space and solutions being implemented directly into today’s vehicles via Sprint Velocity, it’s clear that Sprint is a force in the connected vehicle space.
     
    “Sprint isn't new to the infotainment and telematics game,” writes Sherrice Gilsbach in AutoWeek magazine. “They support Chrysler’s Uconnect Access as a strategic partner and their technology is available in the 2013 SRT Viper, 2013 Ram 1500 and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. In our experience, Uconnect is a convenient complement to any car it's used in, so we're looking forward to taking the next-generation technology for a spin once we arrive in New York.”

     

    Laptop also thought highly of Sprint Velocity as seen with this piece.
     

    Walter Fowler, manager-Corporate Communications, handled this Q&A on Sprint Velocity with FOX News Live and Johnson did this short clip for The Driver’s Seat.
     
    Sprint has been raising the profile of Sprint Velocity since it launched in late 2012. The platform was highlighted as part of the technology showcase at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show as the base technology behind Chrysler’s latest Uconnect Access infotainment system. Sprint’s rapid success in the in-vehicle space over the past year has garnered positive vibes from third parties. AOL Autos recently announced Uconnect Access as the 2012 Technology of the Year Winner and Chrysler won a Connected Car of the Year Award from Connected World.
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