HARMAN and Sierra Wireless to bring LTE connectivity to the car

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HARMAN and Sierra Wireless have announced their commitment to bring automotive customers the first 4G broadband connectivity.

HARMAN will support Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ intelligent embedded modules for LTE networks to offer robust in-vehicle wireless connectivity enabling high bandwidth telematics, navigation, and online infotainment applications. The AirPrime modules also leverage broadly adopted applications programming interfaces (APIs) to encourage a growing ecosystem of software providers’ solutions for connectivity, location, and manageability. 

The solution will enable users wireless data access at download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps on LTE networks, making it possible to provide a true multi-faceted media, office and online experience within the vehicle, from driver enhancements such as real-time mapping and traffic updates, to a variety of new services for passengers such as online services, dynamic loaded applications and content, gaming, streaming video, and full internet access that can be shared among multiple devices.

“We are excited about the potential for 4G/LTE in the connected car, with its ability to provide a richer multimedia experience that can increase both safety and convenience for passengers and drivers,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer for Sierra Wireless. 

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