AT&T Teams With Ford for LTE Support

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Ford, in partnership with AT&T, last week debuted an LTE-based wireless service called Sync Connect in its cars at the LA Auto Show. Many Fords sold in the U.S. come with WiFi support but this marks the first time LTE support has been offered on Fords, according to BusinessInsider.com. The partnership was unveiled on November 17.

The LTE connectivity will allow drivers and passengers to access the car’s features remotely through apps on a Smartphone. A quick list of abilities includes: the ability to lock the vehicle, start the vehicle, perform a vehicle health check, and find the vehicle location.

While AT&T has been concentrating on increasing its subscribers, the number of cars a part of their U.S. subscriber base increased by 2.7 million, according to Business Insider. That number makes up nearly half of the connected cars produced by AT&T’s auto partners – GM, Ford, Audi, BMW, Tesla, Nissan, Volvo, and Subaru.

Currently, AT&T has 5.8 million cars connected to its LTE network.taurus

November 24, 2015 |
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