Sprint continues to bring the future to today’s M2M (machine-to-machine) products. The company’s latest advance, Sprint Velocity, is an in-vehicle communications breakthrough that’s impressing auto companies and industry experts alike.
Watch this clip on the pioneering capability that involves the development, integration and marketing of in-vehicle communications systems. Automakers can use Sprint Velocity as a complete turnkey solution or on a modular basis to suit their customized needs.
At a Nov. 29 press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions at Sprint, introduced Sprint Velocity, a unique and customized end-to-end solution global solution that provides reduced complexity and nimble technology updates for vehicle manufacturers.
“Sprint Velocity enables auto manufacturers to customize the variety of connected features inside the vehicle, through the simplicity of a single point of mobile integration and enablement,” Ward said.
Automakers simply team with Sprint on the specific features they want for their vehicles and Sprint does the rest. Sprint Velocity is the most technologically advanced and most comprehensive global, connected services platform for auto manufacturers, wherever they’re located around the globe.
During the press conference, Ward and others showcased how the new capability helps auto manufacturers more easily integrate the complex components and vendor relationships needed to provide the best in connected services in autos and passenger trucks – whether it’s music, news, weather, sports and other infotainment features, security, navigation, remote connections for mobile devices, emergency services and engine diagnostics.
According to Machina Research, 90 percent of new passenger cars are expected to have some of form of connectivity platform by 2020. Machina forecasts the connected cars market will reach $600 billion by 2020, the largest category in a $4.5 trillion market for connected devices and services.
As the first customer for Sprint Velocity, Chrysler Group has joined in a strategic partnership with Sprint designed to seamlessly integrate wireless technology into Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access in-vehicle communication system. Uconnect Access is initially available in the redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 and all-new SRT Viper supercars.
Watch Sprint and Chrysler executives expound on the Uconnect partnership.
Never miss key stats and scores of your team with real time game info read to you while your eyes are on the road and your hands on the wheel.
Your car can be a WiFi hotspot instantly with on demand connectivity, allowing passengers to browse the web and stream videos and games.
Press release: Sprint Launches flexible In-Vehicle Communications Platform for Automakers at the L.A. Auto Show.
Video: Sprint Velocity Demo