Earlier this month, wireless giant Verizon announced the creation of the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars, a group of several leading global auto companies brought together to create an efficient and innovative telematics 4G LTE ecosystem. One of the leading companies involved is Japanese automaker Honda.
Tami Erwin, Chief Marketing Officer for Verizon Wireless, explains the process: "There are many challenges to designing next generation telematics and infotainment solutions, including supporting safe and responsible driving, advancing vehicle-to-vehicle solutions and improving sustainability, among others. As an innovator in the technology industry, Verizon is a natural impetus for this collaboration, which we all expect will include other companies and spur results that will benefit not only the industry, but millions of consumers around the world."1
Telematics is an evolving system that integrates information and telecommunications into vehicles to provide technology functions to drivers and passengers. The 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars will aid in discovering ways to increase, define, and refine these features. This Forum will also encourage more third-party developers to provide services for the space. Verizon Wireless has the largest global 4G LTE network, so it's a great company to create the new Forum.
Here at University Honda, conveniently located at 4343 Chiles Road Davis, CA 95618 we can't wait to see the amazing technologies that come from the new 4G LTE Forum! Stay tuned here for more news about the process. In the meantime, check out our great selection of new Honda vehicles.