Audi, Sierra Wireless join forces to build in-vehicle LTE infotainment system

Telecom Lead America: Sierra Wireless has provided Audi
with Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded wireless to help develop and test
an LTE-connected infotainment system.


The system is still in the development and testing stage.
The company said that drive tests were started in late 2011 and is ongoing.


The system has been showcased at several industry events
this year, including the CES 2012 and CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, in March.


We are uniquely positioned to help these customers, with
depth of expertise and experience in both automotive M2M requirements and in developing
and deploying products for leading edge wireless technologies like LTE. Audi
has a long history of technology innovation and we are proud to play a role in
developing the connected car of the future,” said Didier Dutronc, senior vice
president, Embedded M2M Solutions for Sierra Wireless.


Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules are available with
varying combinations of LTE frequency bands and fallback
technologies, and were the first LTE modules available, allowing Audi to work
on the leading edge of wireless technology as LTE networks roll out.


Sierra Wireless claims that it offers all the components
required for a wireless connectivity solution, from wireless embedded modules
and software suites to development tools and services platforms.


Furthermore, it says that it designs products to match
the automotive industry’s toughest quality requirements, manufactured in an
ISO/TS 16949 compliant facility, and supported by automotive specialists.


DNA launches new Sierra Wireless 4G LTE mobile hotspot in EMEA


Recently, DNA announced that the new AirCard 762S mobile
hotspot from Sierra Wireless is now available from DNA.


Also known as DNA 4G WLAN Mokkula, the hotspot provides a
4G LTE connection for up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices at once on the DNA LTE


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