Audi selects T-Mobile for Audi Connect
March 23, 2011 by John Day
Features include voice-activated Google Earth™, real-time traffic, fuel prices, weather, and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
Audi announced that T-Mobile USA, Inc. will serve as the U.S. wireless carrier for its Audi Connect systems in the company’s newest Audi luxury vehicle lines. Available with the arrival of the 2012 Audi A7 in April, Audi Connect services include voice-activated Google Earth™, Google™ Local Search, and Sirius Traffic™ information combined with Google Earth™ imagery. Audi Connect also allows users to obtain real-time news, weather, and fuel prices from other providers. Audi Connect can turn the vehicle into a secure mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing vehicle passengers to retrieve information on the Internet conveniently and securely.
Audi Connect services are enabled with an enhanced, ruggedized T-Mobile® SIM card connected to T-Mobile’s network inserted into the Audi MMI® Navigation Plus system. T-Mobile SIM cards will be included with the vehicle, allowing customers to sign up for a service plan at the time of vehicle sale or at any time during or after the six-month complimentary trial period.
For more details on the Audi Connect service, please visit audiusanews.com and search for “Audi Connect.”
In addition to the 2012 Audi A7, Audi Connect will appear this summer in the 2012 Audi A8 line, the 2012 Audi A6 and the 2012 Audi Q7. Future Audi models, such as the Audi Q5 Hybrid, will also feature Audi Connect.