Sprint Velocity Connect Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

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4Q 2013 | IN-1017643


Support for TCUs, OBD-II, and Embedded Head Units


Sprint Velocity Connect, recently announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, extends the Sprint Velocity platform, launched in 2012 on Chrysler’s Uconnect, with hardware support for telematics control units (TCUs), on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) devices, and in-dash systems. Benefits touted by Sprint include increased customization from end-to-end implementations to scalable, modular designs, accelerated development, simplified integration of third-party systems, support for factory-installed, aftermarket, and smartphone-based implementations, and reduced cost. Suggested use cases vary from fleet management features to rental car status monitoring and dealership services, including the upgrading of previously owned vehicles.

Sprint has selected CalAmp as the partner to supply the plug-and-play OBD II devices, through which Sprint Velocity platform features such as vehicle performance data monitoring and tracking will be accessi...

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