Making The Most Disconnected Mobile Device In The World — Automobiles — Connected.
Disrupting the entire automotive industry is not exactly the typical challenge a startup would take on, or even a large well backed company for that matter. But for the Dialexa team, no dream has ever been too big. Vinli was born out of and incubated within Dialexa Labs in 2014 because we are committed to solving complicated problems and completely changing industries.
The automobile is the last unconnected aspect of our lives. Most car’s stay on the road for an average of about 10 years and the technology stays the same throughout the entire ownership lifecycle. In fact, the technology in a car is outdated the moment it leaves the assembly line. On the contrary technology on our phones, in our homes and every other aspect of our lives is rapidly evolving.
One major go-to-market challenge that had to be considered was changing a very fragmented industry — as every automaker has their own technology and they weren’t eager to collaborate. Vinli’s vision was to turn cars into a blazing fast wifi hotspot and connect the driver to the vast amount of data and services provided by auto manufacturers, mobile carriers, dealerships, insurance companies, service shops, software developers, and OEM suppliers with just one simple device and more importantly, put the data in the hands of the consumers using one of the fastest and most reliable LTE networks.
Additionally, we also had to take into consideration geographic constraints as Vinli envisioned tackling the global market.