Sprint, NXM Labs Launch 5G-Ready Connected Car Platform
July 5, 2018—Sprint (NYSE: S) has joined NXM Labs to launch a 5G-Ready Connected Car Platform combining high-speed, on-demand passenger Wi-Fi with advanced vehicle health monitoring and safety. This includes the first blockchain powered Internet-of-Things (IoT) security system that guards against hackers.
The NXM platform includes a powerful automotive router that keeps people connected on the road and through mobile apps, helping to save money and keep track of vehicle performance and location. Features include maintenance reminders, preventive notifications, scheduling and booking service appointments.
"Through the power of blockchain technology, NXM provides an advanced level of security and advanced capabilities to vehicles that might not otherwise have it, even extending Wi-Fi," said Ivo Rook, SVP of IoT for Sprint. "With the power of Sprint's high-speed LTE and upcoming 5G network behind the technology, consumers will be able to experience the latest in automotive technology, even in early-model vehicles."
The platform will be available starting this fall at automotive dealers nationwide.