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AT&T and Subaru to bring 4G LTE service to selected 2016 models

Published 06 January 2015

AT&T and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an agreement in which Subaru will provide enhancements to its Subaru STARLINK in-vehicle connectivity system that deliver improved personal safety and security services to vehicle occupants via 4G LTE wireless connectivity.

STARLINK is the Subaru in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment, and safety services to Subaru vehicle occupants. Subaru will offer owners STARLINK with a built-in AT&T 4G LTE communications module capable of offering features including stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via a smartphone device and monthly vehicle health reports.

Subaru also has an agreement directly with SiriusXM Connected Vehicle to provide a component of the services to Subaru's owners. STARLINK will be available in select 2016 model year Subaru vehicles starting later this year.

The AT&T network now has the nation's strongest LTE signal and enables fast access to assistance and GPS location when necessary (for accidents, emergencies or stolen vehicle recovery).

"AT&T's network now has the nation's strongest LTE signal. Coupling AT&T 4G LTE network connectivity with STARLINK will take the in car experience to the next level," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility.

"Collaborating with AT&T, a trusted industry leader, is a natural fit for Subaru," said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. "AT&T will enable STARLINK to provide Subaru customers with additional peace of mind through new safety and security services, as well as enhanced connectivity."

Source: Company Press Release