AT&T Aims to be a Force in Autonomous, Connected Cars: Page 2 of 2

With several new announcements coming out of CES 2017, AT&T is planning to position itself as the go-to provider of connected vehicle communications.

by communicating things such as road and weather conditions, hazardous drivers, and collisions between vehicles to allow them to respond appropriately. AT&T believes this will also have an environmental impact by reducing traffic congestion.

In December 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration proposed a rule that would require connected vehicles to be able to speak with each other using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology to transmit data, such as location, direction, and speed to nearby vehicles. AT&T's LTE network would extend the range of DSRC.

"We're moving from today's connected car to a fully autonomous vehicle. Our work with Delphi and Ford will deliver safer, more secure, cost-effective and efficient solutions to do this," Penrose said in a statement. "This technology has the ability to drastically reduce accidents and save lives," Jim Zizelman, Vice President, Engineering, Delphi added in a statement. "DSRC and LTE both have a unique role to play. The combination will help speed the adoption of V2X overall."

Chris Wiltz is the Managing Editor of Design News

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