AT&T this week announced an agreement with Sirius XM Radio to provide mobile connectivity to support a suite of security and additional services for Nissan automobiles in
SiriusXM's in-vehicle telematics solution will provide Nissan vehicle owners 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance, along with a host of additional services to be announced at a later date.
"Your future car is going to be a smartphone with four wheels with powerful capabilities specifically built for a safe and enhanced customer experience," said Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships Organization.
"By adding fast, reliable and built-in mobile internet for SiriusXM's forthcoming in-car experience, we are powering a connected experience inside Nissan automobiles for both drivers and passengers."
"As a Connected Vehicle services provider for Nissan, we are excited to work with AT&T to deliver a world-class telematics service to Nissan vehicles," said Enrique Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Operations and Products, SiriusXM. "SiriusXM is the leader in subscription services to the car and our network provides ubiquitous coast-to-coast delivery of our unparalleled audio entertainment and information services. Now, as we move into a connected vehicle world, SiriusXM will provide a telematics service that will offer Nissan vehicle owners a comprehensive set of telematics, information and entertainment services in their vehicle. A first for our industry."
SiriusXM will use the combination of satellite and cellular networks to expand features for customers. This combination of networks will allow SiriusXM to take advantage of both one-to-many and one-to-one network connectivity.
Tom's Take: No word on monthly cost, but GM's OnStar charges $18.95 monthly.