Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LightSquared Signs Smarter Car for Remote Vehicle Diagnostics

LightSquared announced a wholesale mobile data deal with Smarter Car, a start-up planning to offer a remote diagnostics tool for automobile dealerships. Smarter Car will sell devices and connectivity directly to automobile dealerships who will in turn offer these as options to customers when they purchase new cars. The Smarter Car device will attach to an On-Board Diagnostics (OBD)-specified port and, using LightSquared's 4G-LTE network, will allow drivers and dealerships to use smart phones, tablets or PCs to access and analyze a variety of data about the car. LightSquared's satellite will ensure nationwide coverage.