December 30, 2009 in Ford
Ford has planned to offer its new car consumers the choice of turning their vehicle into a moving Wi-Fi hotspot in 2010.
The next generation Sync in-car entertainment system will use a USB mobile broadband modem to set up a secure Wi-Fi connection.
The system will be accessible in 2010 on selected Ford cars and will not necessitate users to take any additional subscriptions to mobile internet services � users will merely use their own USB Wi-Fi routers to get online. The Wi-Fi enabled models are yet to be established by Ford.
Shop and socialize in the car
“While you’re driving to grandma’s house, your spouse can be finishing the holiday shopping and the kids can be chatting with friends and updating their Facebook profiles,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas.
“And you’re not paying for yet another mobile subscription or piece of hardware because Ford will let you use technology you already have.”
Ford claims interest in in-car connectivity is rising swiftly, with one-third of people reviewed by the Consumer Electronics Association in the US wanting the alternative of being able to get online while in the car.