Rogers Communications and Sprint announced a partnership that will allow Sprint to bring in-car “infotainment”, as they refer to it, and telematics to Canadian drivers. The agreement allows auto makers using Sprint Velocity in Canada to use the Rogers wireless network to connect vehicles on the road. Users will have access to news, weather, sports and their navigation, climate control, security, emergency services and vehicle diagnostics are all in reach via touch screen. Sprint Velocity will also offer integration with your mobile phone.
“Canadians want to be connected from anywhere, at any time, and with over twenty million vehicles on the road in Canada there is a strong growth opportunity for Rogers in the connected auto segment,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice-President, Advanced Business Solutions, Rogers. “Sprint Velocity will bring to Canada the ultimate connected car experience on the road, with a combination of smartphone, tablet and in-dash capabilities, while also delivering safety features and communicating vehicle maintenance information seamlessly to manufacturers.”
“We’re pleased to select Rogers as our preferred provider of end-to-end connectivity to connected vehicles throughout Canada”, said Ben Vos, Vice-President and General Manager for Sprint’s Emerging Solutions Group. “We look forward to teaming with our trusted colleagues at Rogers to bring Sprint Velocity’s award-winning in-vehicle connected experience to Canadian consumers.”
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