Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AutoNet readies in-car Wi-Fi router

updated 10:40 am EST, Tue January 2, 2007

AutoNet In-Car Wi-Fi

A recently-established company named AutoNet today said it will soon launch the Mobile In-Car Router, what it claims is the first Wi-Fi router designed to provide uninterrupted Internet access in cars. Rather than use the often short range of traditional Wi-Fi hotspots, AutoNet's network switch connects to 3G cellular data network towers and automatically bridges between towers and networks. The technology can provide downstream speeds as quick as 1Mbps and reaches enough cellular towers to cover 95% of the entire country -- reaching even rural areas well away from major cities, AutoNet says.

The router will be available in March for $399 and will require a $50 per month plan for constant service; Avis Rent A Car, however, will also begin renting cars in March equipped with AutoNet's service for an additional $11 per day. [Via International Herald Tribune]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News