Sprint hoping to dominate wireless connectivity in vehicles

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club this past Friday, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse said that it is pushing for wireless solutions that could turn cars into an entertainment center by connecting them to the Internet and allowing features including home computing, television, movies and music.

“The auto industry jumpstarted our industry,” Hesse said. “The car phone added productivity and enjoyment to the driving experience.”

Sprint, the nation’s third largest cell phone carrier, has a ‘huge opportunity’ to tap the market, said Hesse. He said about 4 percent of the nation’s 250 million vehicles are currently connected.

Hyundai’s new Blue Link system, which launches later this year, uses Sprint’s network to connect owners to safety, entertainment and productivity features.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News