AT&T's Hackathon to Spice up the Upcoming CTIA, Connected Car and Connected Home To Take Center Stage

AT&T Connected Car Image Credit: AT&T

AT&T, in conjuction with the upcoming CTIA's Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas next week, has announced that the connected car, connected home and wearables will be a key feature across its activities at the event. Among the highlights of AT&T's IoT showcase will be the first AT&T Hackathon that will give developers access to new  APIs for the car and home. In addition, AT&T will be showcasing the latest Connected Life products while AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions President and CEO Ralph de la Vega and AT&T Mobility President and CEO Glenn Lurie will host a panel on the Future of Connected Car.

According to AT&T, the 'Code for Car and the Home' Hackatohon will match developers with companies, tools and services to innovate in the connected car and automated home marketplace. The competition, which is expected to attract more than 300 participants, will see developers turning ideas into apps using APIs and other technology resources from 30-plus industry sponsors. 

Included in AT&T's product and services showcase is the AT&T Drive, its connected car platform, which allows automakers to create their own combination of services and capabilities to deliver differentiated solutions in the marketplace. Volvo and Audi will also demo their connected car experiences and a simulator will be on-site to showcase the AT&T Drive. Apart from this, attendees can also catch up on AT&T's  Digital Life, an all-digital, all-wireless automation and home security platform that equips customers with control of their homes from virtually anywhere and peek into latest wearables from Fitbit, Jawbone, LG, Martian and Pebble and smartwatches from Timex. 

Executive Editor of The Fast Mode | 5G | IoT/M2M | Telecom Strategy | Mobile Data Innovations 

Tara Neal covers stories on strategies and initiatives in the Digital Telco space, and anchors the 5G and IoT/M2M verticals on the publication. Tara holds a First Class Honours in BSc Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics, UK and is a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute, United States. Tara has over 20 years experience in technology and business strategy.

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