GM to offer Wi-Fi router for specific models |

If there’s anything you needed to do in a car, it’s surfing the net. At least this is what quite a few carmakers believe these days, with plenty offering Wi-Fi routers for models in their vehicle lineup.

The latest to embark on the Internet odyssey is General Motors, who will offer to install an Autonet wireless router kit for specific models in the GMC, Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands. In case your car won’t be eligible, you can order it straight from the GM accessories website.

Bear in mind that the installation will cost you $500 and there is a monthly subscription of $29 for 1 GB of service. In case you exceed that amount of data traffic, then the service stops. There is a 5 GB plan, but as you guessed it, costs more. The router will broadcast the Wi-Fi signal withing 150 feet of your car, but the signal won’t be encrypted, meaning anyone can use it as long as they stay around your car.

Do you think that the offer of in-car Internet is a good thing. While other passengers can check their email accounts, the driver can listen their favorite Internet radio station.

Source: Automotive News (subscription required) via Autoblog

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