VinFast picks T-Mobile for EV connectivity

  • December 20, 2022
  • William Payne

Smart vehicle maker VinFast has appointed T-Mobile as exclusive provider of connectivity for its vehicles in North America and Europe. The deal aims to deliver more personalised in-car experiences and the ability to use near real-time telemetry data for maintenance and service planning.

Under the deal, VinFast vehicles, including the VF 6, VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9, will come with built-in connected services such as remote vehicle services; streaming media and gaming on-the-go; safety features, including live traffic information; Wi-Fi hotspot data on select models, to help passengers stay connected; as well as over the air firmware and software updates.

Through T-Mobile’s IoT platform, VinFast will connect and manage the service and maintenance of new electric vehicles worldwide, based on near real-time data, performance monitoring and remote notifications.

“VinFast’s goal is to turn our smart electric vehicles into a platform that connects every aspect of life,” said Ms Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast. “Through our partnership with world-leading partners like T-Mobile, we’re delivering advanced features and functionality designed to make the journey safe, efficient and more enjoyable.”

“Both T-Mobile and VinFast are driven by a customer-first mindset, so it’s inspiring and motivating to support their innovation and the needs of their customers,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “Electric vehicles are rapidly evolving from a mere mode of transportation to a companion that offers productivity, entertainment and safety features throughout the journey — and we can’t wait to help VinFast customers experience this, no matter where the road takes them.”