Gemalto's Cinterion range of automotive-grade M2M technology is providing 4G connectivity for Audi's industry-first, embedded LTE infotainment system, the digital security company announced on 7 March.
Enhanced "Audi connect" services available in the Audi A3 vehicles will enrich mobile lifestyles for both drivers and passengers offering high-speed, low latency connectivity, and a suite of advanced features including mobile wi-fi hotspot, Internet radio, Web services and an improved navigation system, the company said in a statement.
In the custom solution for Audi, Gemalto transformed consumer-grade LTE technology, enhancing it to fulfill specific industrial and automotive requirements.
"We've relied on Gemalto's market-leading Cinterion products for its unrivalled expertise and highest quality for more than a decade, helping Audi deliver next-generation services to our discerning drivers and realise the promise of a truly 'connected car'," said Ricky Hudi, chief executive engineer of Electrics/Electronics, AUDI AG. "Gemalto's scalable automotive M2M solution allows us to seamlessly and quickly migrate from 3G to LTE, delivering a faster, more dynamic product that embodies our leadership through innovation."
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