updated 03:40 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009
Chevy SUVs, trucks get on-road wireless
Chevrolet today became the latest automaker in the US to add roving Internet access to its vehicles. The Avalanche, Equinox, Express, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse all now have an after-sale option of an Autonet router that provides a 1.5Mbps connection even at speed. Like the Chrysler option, it accomplishes the feat by sharing a 3G link over a local Wi-Fi hotspot that shares the connection with passengers and those within a 150-foot radius.
Service costs $29 per month and requires a dealer install, but the router itself will cost $199 on a two-year contract if bought before the end of the year. It normally costs $399. [via Leftlane News]