NEW YORK--(ng Connect Program today announced the LTE Connected Car, a new concept vehicle, that illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology and the resulting ultra high bandwidth connectivity can bring a wide range of new capabilities to the automobile. The LTE Connected Car concept—a sophisticated, next-generation “smart” device on wheels supported by the most advanced wireless broadband networking technology available—offers a wide range of navigation, personal security, entertainment and infotainment services to both drivers and passengers alike.)--The
“With the introduction of the LTE Connected Car concept, the automobile is poised to become the latest mobile platform”
The LTE Connected Car concept also represents an exciting new potential revenue opportunity for network operators, automotive suppliers and application providers, and sets the stage to usher in a new era of richer and personalized in-car experiences.
The LTE Connected Car concept offers independently operated touchscreens coupled with innovative software which provide access to multiple applications and forms of content. The prototype system supports the creation of personalized and interactive connected experiences that can be tailored to the individual preferences and requirements of both drivers and passengers.
The LTE Connected Car concept illustrates that mobile devices are potentially no longer just phones or music players. The concept vehicle becomes a mobile platform where information can be easily accessed and transmitted through the use of high bandwidth connectivity and cloud-based applications.
The LTE Connected Car concept offers a comprehensive menu of future-generation features that can be sampled in the vehicle including the following entertainment, infotainment, security and driving-related services:
For more information on these features, videos on the LTE Connected Car prototype and an interactive demonstration of the experience visit http://www.ngconnect.org/lteconnectedcar.
“With the introduction of the LTE Connected Car concept, the automobile is poised to become the latest mobile platform,” said Derek Kuhn, Vice President for Emerging Technology and Media, Alcatel-Lucent, an ng Connect founding member. “Information, entertainment content and essential data such as traffic updates and the location of preferred retail outlets or service centers can be easily accessed through the use of high bandwidth connectivity, cloud-based interactive applications and the next generation of innovative in-car computing platforms.”
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry collaboration among leading network, device, application, automotive and content suppliers to develop pre-integrated examples of possible applications and services for 3G and 4G/LTE networks.
For more detail on individual ng Connect Member contributions to this innovative and exciting new concept vehicle, please visit the project website at www.ngconnect.org/lteconnectedcar.
About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, Creative Technology Ltd., dimedis, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, MediaTile, QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org.
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