LAS VEGAS - Subaru cars are about to get smarter. The car maker and AT&T announced today (Jan 5th) that select 2016 Subaru models will be getting 4G LTE capability via Subaru's Starlink platform.
Subaru's addition brings the total number of AT&T's car partners to nine, including Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Tesla, Audi and Volvo. With the new partnership, the 4G LTE cars will come with a built-in AT&T module that will let drivers lock and unlock their vehicles remotely, get monthly vehicle health reports and automatic collision notifications.
At its developers summit at CES 2015, AT&T announced expansions to its Drive platform, which enables cars to run apps such as Glympse, which lets you share your location with anyone for a limited time. Eventseeker looks for events you might be interested in, based on your social media activity and music libraries. It also looks for artists you like to provide alerts and recommendations in your area.
The carrier also announced updates to its Digital Life connected home platform, adding partners such as Samsung's SmartThings, LG, Qualcomm and Lutron. It also showed off its WebRTC support that lets you make calls from your laptop's browser using your AT&T phone number, then transfer it to your handset, if you wish.
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