BARCELONA, Spain – AT&T is officially integrating its connected home and connected car platforms.
The move is a natural one for AT&T and has been expected for some time. According to a press release, AT&T is integrating its home security and automation controls called Digital Life with the AT&T Drive connected car platform.
AT&T says the move will enable automakers to integrate home security and automation services, which in will turn will allow consumer to manage their home from the Digital Life app through the dashboard control panel and voice recognition of their car. This means consumer with a connected car will now be able to control from their dashboard things like home door locks, lighting, thermostat and the garage door.
“The integration of Digital Life into the Drive platform shows how by combining the car and home, we’re forward-thinking about the kinds of features consumers will come to expect from their cars,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility, in a statement.
AT&T is demonstrating the new integration in an exhibit at Connected Home area, stand 3A31, in the Innovation City at MWC.