Subaru upgrading Sirius XM with 4G LTE Connectivity and makes the announcement at the CES week
This is technology news time for the automotive industry, and it is CES week. Not lagging in the race Subaru has come up with the news that it is collaborating with AT & T and Sirius XM Connected Vehicles Service to integrate 4G LTE to Subaru vehicles with the Starlink in-vehicle connectivity which was introduced by the company in the last year’s CES event.
Subaru is planning to introduce this system to select vehicles of 2016 models by end of this year. The vehicles equipped with this system would have stolen vehicle recovery system, remote vehicle locking, automatic collision alert and monthly health reports of vehicles of Sirius XX. These features are in addition to the already existing entertainment and safety packages available with the present Starlink system.
However, we have received inputs about Subaru acceding to customer demands to add one-touch guidance to the local Birkenstock outlet or to the organic store which sells glass jar packed house made granola. May be you will hear about it next year.
Last CES saw Subaru introducing the Starlink Cabin Technology, and it was the time when everyone thought that the automotive world has forgotten to create cool nomenclature. The name Starlink sounded 1950s when in-car technology is on the forward surge. Contrary to the Chevy’s MyLink and Ford’s Sync, the Starlink from Subaru will be used for more than infotainment, but the major part will be related to connectivity.
The initial thrust for the Starlink to be linked Aha and the camera based EyeSight, driver aid technology to be inducted into a 2014 Forester. Subaru at that time also announced that both these technologies will be introduced into the 2013 Legacy and Outback as running changes. Now Subaru has gone one up with the 4G LTE connectivity, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the new Sirius XM.