Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Audi A8 2011 model to get in-car wireless hotspot

Wi-Fi connectivity at public places are taken for granted by most of us these days, and the future would not be at stationary places, but will be in moving platforms such as vehicles. Audi hopes to introduce factory-installed in-car Wi-Fi connectivity in their 2011 models, where the hotspot itself will be located within the rooftop antenna, where passengers are able to hook up to the Internet through a compatible device. According to Audi, the network can handle up to 7.2 Mbit/sec of data transfer rate while offering WAP2 encryption for secure transmission. It would be interesting to see just how the other rivals of Audi will play catch up in this department, and we look forward to the day when basic models from lesser makes (read: workman vehicles) will include Wi-Fi connectivity as well.

Via AutoBlog

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