Luxury carmaker Automobili Pininfarina and integrated communications leader Deutsche Telekom digitalize the new Battista pure-electric hypercar. Thanks to the new partnership, the owners can easily access online services in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Every Battista will be fitted with an embedded SIM and roaming technology for optimised connectivity worldwide. Using these components, Deutsche Telekom’s roaming partner network and roaming traffic steering logic enables the vehicle to search for the strongest network.
This peerless connectivity also provides improved convenience for owners through Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, which ensure the vehicle will always be equipped with the most up-to-date software. The system is able to remotely update 26 individual electronic control modules in the Battista across functions covering the pure-electric powertrain, advanced safety and driving dynamics systems, vehicle control, infotainment as well as digital services. These software updates can be delivered via WIFI when parked within range in the garage, or using the embedded SIM on the road.
The digital concierge experience includes Smart Diagnostics technology, which checks the vehicle to spot potential issues before they appear. If the system detects an issue that cannot be dealt with remotely by a software update, Automobili Pininfarina will dispatch one of its team of highly-skilled engineers to resolve the issue wherever the vehicle is in the world.
A specially developed smartphone app allow customers to remotely lock and unlock the vehicle, view vehicle telemetry, check the state of charge and monitor the location of Battista. On the move, drivers can seamlessly link their smartphone which will mirror key apps and functions within the vehicle for enhanced music streaming and real-time navigation capabilities.
The two intuitive touchscreens and an additional slim display deliver all the key telemetry, dynamic functions and information as well as featuring selected media and navigation elements and controls. All have been designed and positioned in a way to ensure minimum driver distraction.
A suite of customer-friendly digital services offered with every Battista includes complimentary charging in partnership with ChargePoint.