April 2, 2015—Both SiriusXM and AT&T on Thursday announced new connected car capabilities and services.
SiriusXM announced that Nissan will launch NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM in select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles. The all-new telematics program is Nissan's first in-vehicle launch of SiriusXM's connected vehicle services and will feature vehicle security, automatic collision notification, health monitoring and remote access services.
SiriusXM said the service will be one of the most feature-rich suites of connected vehicle services available to drivers today.
Also on Thursday, AT&T announced that its 4G wireless connectivity will be used to power Autonet Mobile integrated connected car services.
Autonet's integrated telematics solution is used to control connected cars remotely through a smartphone app. Drivers can use the app to unlock a vehicle remotely, use in-car WiFi and check car health reports, while OEMs can use the system for over-the-air updates and vehicle diagnostics.
Autonet Mobile currently provides connected car services to Chrysler Fiat Automobiles, General Motors, Maserati and Subaru.