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AT&T Expands Connected Car Innovation Center

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February 24, 2014—AT&T announced Monday that three additional companies have signed on to work with the connected car industry at the AT&T Drive Studio, a connected car center for innovation and research in Atlanta.

The studio will now include support from Qualcomm Technologies, Red Bend Software, and QuickPlay Media.

AT&T said it has selected Red Bend to remotely manage automotive software in the Drive Studio, while QuickPlay Media and Qualcomm were selected to provide in-car infotainment and telematics services.

"This is an exciting ecosystem and we are committed to leading the way to take the connected car to the next level for auto manufacturers and their drivers," said Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T emerging enterprises and partnerships. "That's the essence of the AT&T Drive Studio, to bring together the best players in the auto industry ecosystem to collaborate and create the future faster."

AT&T said it was the first carrier to open a dedicated facility for connected car innovation and research.

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