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What is In-Car Internet?

Tech Tuesday No.4: Internet in Your Car

 |  May 20 2014, 1:02 PM

OnStar 4G LTE

Automakers are starting to offer data plans tied to specific vehicles, but is there any point to having Internet access through your car?

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 |  May 12 2014, 3:04 PM


GM is launching its in-car 4g LTE wireless internet next month, and the American automaker has announced pricing starting from $5 a month. 

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 5:32 PM

2014 Ford Fiesta

A new study suggests that by 2020, the idea of having an Internet connection associated with your car will be commonplace.

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 |  Nov 10 2010, 4:28 PM

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?”

[Source: Edmunds]