Toyota and Lexus are bringing industry-leading connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States, the companies said.
The collaboration of Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will enable 4G LTE connectivity for select new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks. This will start with 2020 model year vehicles in the fall of 2019, across all 50 states.
The ecosystem will build on the joint Global Communications Platform announced by Toyota and KDDI in 2016 to support car connectivity.
AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.
KDDI is telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 50 million customers, KDDI is expanding its services into the “Life Design” business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education. With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the US and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands.