Lear buys Autonet Mobile

MoparconnectAuto supplier Lear Corporation announced that it has acquired intellectual property and technology from Autonet Mobile.

Autonet Mobile’s website shows associations with FCA, GM, AT&T, Maserait, Mercedes-Benz, Mopar Connect and Subaru. AT&T provides 4G LTE data connections for Autonet Mobile for remote start remote lock/unlock, teen driver monitoring/controls and Wi-Fi. Autonet Mobile software offers over-the-air updates and vehicle diagnostics.

At TU Detroit, Autonet and Carvi demonstrated safety warnings such as lane departure or front collision warnings detected by the Carvi camera and sensor platform, which is wirelessly connected to Autonet’s 4G Telematics Control Unit (TCU) in a vehicle. Carvi’s products are sold under the AudioVox and Rydeen brand names in United States.

Founded in 2005, Autonet Mobile’s technology directly connects on-board vehicle systems with cloud-based applications using proprietary data exchange capabilities via cellular networks.

The news release stated that combined with Lear’s expertise in embedded vehicle electrical distribution systems and related electronics capabilities, Autonet Mobile’s technology will help connect gateway modules with an array of features including over-the-air software update capabilities.

Autonet Mobile will continue to operate and offer products to the automotive aftermarket through a technology license from Lear. Autonet Mobile opearate ins Santa Rosa, California and developes software and devices for automotive applications. Lear has hired key members of Autonet Mobile’s software and product development team.

Last year, Visteon Corporation and Autonet Mobile entered into an exclusive agreement for Visteon to integrate Autonet’s telematics technology into Visteon’s next-generation products for global vehicle manufacturers.

It is not clear if Autonet Mobile products were part of the Jeep Cherokee remote hack or the OnStar OwnStar RemoteLink password hijacking.