AT&T Teams With Airstream to Launch ‘Smart’ RV

Connected camping: The iconic Airstream Silver Bullet gets smart, thanks to a new deal with AT&T.

AT&T teamed up with Airstream for a 4G LTE connected “smart” RV, making it easier to stay connnected when wanderlust makes you want to hit the road again and head to a favorite campground.

The wireless Smart Control service rolls out in the 2019 model year Airstream Classic travel trailers and includes a Wi-Fi hotspot in the RV and a mobile app to remotely monitor and control the trailer’s temperature, lighting, propane tanks, battery power, and more.

“We’re making it easier to stay connected and bring the conveniences of home—even while you’re out camping with friends or family.”
Chris Penrose

The cost for the service will be $25 per month for 5 gigabytes of monthly data or $360 for one year of unlimited data.

“The Internet of Things is transforming the way we work and play every day,” Chris Penrose, president, IoT Solutions for AT&T, said in a statement. “We’re making it easier to stay connected and bring the conveniences of home—even while you’re out camping with friends or family.”

 

The AT&T Smart Control product includes the mobile app offering users remote monitoring and control over their Airstream, a GPS locator to help guide them back to the RV after hiking or another outdoor adventure, and the Wi-Fi hotspot allows connections for up to 10 devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

AIRSTREAM ALSO EXPANDING ITS LINEUP

“Digital technology has improved almost every aspect of our lives,” Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler said. “Shouldn’t it make camping better, too? We think so. That’s why we’re leading the way with our new Smart Control Technology and connectivity solution, starting with our Airstream Classic travel trailers.”

In other recent Airstream news, Wired reported the company is expanding its lineup beyond the iconic aluminum trailers with the Nest—a plastic trailer that will be less expensive than the aluminum models, relatively light at 3.400 pounds, and a compact 16 feet long with room for two.

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Airstream Smart Control Technology

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