At the LA Auto Show earlier this week Sprint revealed some big ambitions to become a major player in the automotive space. With its new Velocity initiative, Sprint doesn't just seek to provide the radio component of the connected car. Instead, it aims to design and run every app and service used in the car from vehicle navigation to remote engine diagnostics. Those ambitions seem far beyond the capabilities of a mere carrier, but it turns out Sprint will have a lot of help.
As more details emerged this week about Velocity...
Audiovox this week announced the retail launch of the Car Connection Telematics device. The device, which is meant to let consumers "monitor, manage and maintain" their vehicle, runs on the Sprint wireless network.
The device is offered at two prices points: $19.95 one-time activation plus $9.95 per month, or $19.95 activation plus $89.95 per year.