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AT&T directly addresses the needs of the auto industry at its At&T Drive studio (Photo: ATT)

AT&T is offering carmakers six new voice-enabled apps that will add features such as weather forecasts, parking updates and personalized radio to its its connected-car platform.

The US wireless company said the apps were developed by AccuWeather, Glympse, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Streetling and Tribune Digital Ventures.

“Each of these apps provides an enhanced in-car experience for users while also keeping driver safety top of mind,” Chris Penrose, senior vice president, emerging devices, at AT&T, said in a press statement.

The company's Drive platform offers a modular, global connectivity architecture that lets automakers pick and choose which services and capabilities they want

AT&T also said its AT&T Drive Studio had signed a sponsorship agreement with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. The pact will improve the telecommunications company's navigation system development. The AT&T Drive Studio serves as a hub where the company specifically addresses the needs of the auto industry.