Charleston-based Zubie — a leading connected-car platform and service provider for consumers and businesses — launched its new In-Car Wi-Fi solution powered by the Verizon 4G LTE network. The solution offers fast, on-the-go, high-bandwidth Internet access, along with Zubie’s award-winning car and driving data capabilities.
Zubie’s rich mobile and web apps and informative reports provide users with real-time information around driver safety, vehicle condition, maintenance issues, and fuel costs. Additionally through Zubie Perks, customers can redeem valuable savings for items like auto insurance, tires, and extended warranties.
With the addition of seamless in-car Wi-Fi connectivity, customers can now quickly, easily and cost-effectively connect to the Internet. This meets the needs of a broad range of customers — individuals to families to mobile professionals — who desire on-the-go, high-bandwidth Internet access. The Zubie In-car Wi-Fi device, which simply plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port located under the dashboard, utilizes sophisticated components, including Sequans Communications’ LTE chipset for robust connectivity and processing. It accommodates multiple users and devices, enabling entertainment streaming, general web surfing, email, messaging, and more.
Zubie’s In-Car Wi-Fi benefits include:
• Hotspot that is always ready to roll – Connect your car with the Nation’s most reliable network. Activate Zubie + In-Car WiFi on your Verizon Wireless account to access high-speed 4G LTE in your car, wherever the road may take you.
• Keep Playing – Revolutionize your road trip with entertainment options. Download movies and TV shows or stream music and podcasts from your favorite apps. Your passengers will ride happy with In-Car Wi-Fi.
• Stay Productive – Turn your car into a truly mobile office. Whether you’re chauffeuring clients or carpooling with co-workers, work doesn’t have to slow down when you hit the road.
• Be Social – Staying connected with friends, family, and your life has never been so easy. Video chat your mom, check-in with a status update, and search for the next cool pit-stop while cruising down the road.
“We know from our experience in the connected-car market that in-car Wi-Fi resonates strongly with a wide array of customers,” said Tim Kelly, Zubie CEO. “Whether it’s the convenience of providing entertainment to young kids in the back seat or the increased productivity of mobile workers who can take their office on the road, this offering enables us to meet a diverse set of needs.”
The new Zubie In-car Wi-Fi is now available through Best Buy stores nationwide, bestbuy.com, and will soon be available at other retailers and select online e-tailers.
Zubie is a connected-car service focused on making driving safer, easier and less expensive for business enterprises including automotive, insurance, and mobile/telecom operators, as well as consumers and small businesses. The company was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, SC. Zubie recently won the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive.