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Tech Tuesday No.4: Internet in Your Car
Automakers are starting to offer data plans tied to specific vehicles, but is there any point to having Internet access through your car?
GM is launching its in-car 4g LTE wireless internet next month, and the American automaker has announced pricing starting from $5 a month.
A new study suggests that by 2020, the idea of having an Internet connection associated with your car will be commonplace.
In what might be the most puzzling vehicle packaging discussion ever, the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK will come with an in car internet system.
We’re assuming that nearly 100% of SLK owners have a phone with some kind of data plan, not to mention that there’s no a lot of room in an SLK for one to stretch out and enjoy internet browsing. The Mercedes sytem will even use your smartphone’s browsing capability, saving you money on a separate data plan, but begging the question “why not just use your phone?”