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Article: "More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1"

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by ecarfan, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1

    "In the first quarter of 2016, connected cars accounted for a third of all new cellular devices...AT&T has 8 million cars on its network, “probably the highest of any mobile operator in the world,” the report said, and it’s adding more cars than all other operators combined. The company provides communications for everything from vehicle-to-vehicle capabilities, telematics, entertainment apps, over-the-air updates, and 4G LTE hotspots built into the vehicle."

    The Tesla Model S/X fleet only accounts for a small fraction of those 8 million cars connected via ATT. And there must be at least a few million more cars connected via other cell providers.
  2. ZBB

    ZBB Emperor

    Feb 27, 2013
    Not really that surprising. GM has bee equipping cars with OnStar for coming up on 20 years this fall. Other telematics offerings have been avail on other brands for over a decade...

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