Audi connect system in 2015 A3 sedan with AT&T 4G LTE
At 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi of America and AT&T announced the 1st ever in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection through 2015 A3 sedans for US Audi drivers.
â€śWith the introduction of the new A3 family Audi is putting the most advanced technology into the compact luxury segment,â€ť said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. â€śOffering drivers a 4G LTE connection will provide the fastest in-vehicle connection available and significantly enhance the infotainment experience.â€ť
â€śAT&T has the nationâ€™s fastest and most reliable LTE network* and this new relationship with Audi allows us to drastically improve the in-car experience,â€ť said Glenn Lurie, President, AT&T Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships Organization. â€śItâ€™s exciting to think about the Audi A3 family of cars throughout the U.S. running 4G LTE-powered wireless hotspots and more through Audi connect.â€ť
Audi is now the 1st automaker to offer a mobile share data plan option to AT&T wireless customers to those who want to add their A3 to their existing smartphone or tablet data plan.
New A3 family features the most advanced Audi connect version including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, apart from access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations, personalized RSS news feeds, and more. 4G LTE connectivity through in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot ensures faster downloads and high-definition video streaming for up to 8 devices used by passengers. A special mobile app increases functionality between MMI system and smartphones so Audi drivers need not turn to their mobile phone when accessing some smartphone-based features.