A new partnership between luxury carmaker Automobili Pininfarina and integrated communications leader Deutsche Telekom will give owners of the new Battista pure-electric hypercar the chance to easily access online services in more than 50 countries worldwide, including in the Gulf region – a first in the world of hypercars.
Every Battista will receive an embedded SIM and roaming technology for optimized connectivity worldwide, with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman among the countries covered. Using these components, Deutsche Telekom’s roaming partner network and roaming traffic steering logic enables the vehicle to search for the strongest network, ensuring owners don’t find themselves in communication blackspots even as they cross international borders.
This unrivaled connectivity also delivers heightened 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.
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 keeps owners connected to their Battista at all times, enabling 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.
This wider connected and digital ecosystem is enhanced by Battista’s advanced infotainment system. The two logically-arranged and intuitive touchscreens and an additional slim display located in the center, deliver all the key telemetry, dynamic functions, and information as well as featuring selected media and navigation elements and controls.
Battista is unlike any other hypercar. A suite of customer-friendly digital services offered with every Battista includes complimentary charging in partnership with ChargePoint.