General Motors is keeping up with the latest technology by adding dealer installed Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile to seven new Chevy models. The Equinox, Traverse, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche and Express models will be the first available with this option.
A 3G network is used to connect to the Web creating an in vehicle hotspot that extends up to 45 meters around the car. Able to handle multiple devices with speeds up to 1.5 mbps, enough for streaming video.
This will be handy on the family holiday but Chevrolet expect the Wi-Fi technology to be used mainly for business purposes.
“Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile enhances commuting, family vacations and work,” says Chris Rauser, Chevrolet Accessories Manager. “It benefits active families on the go, as well as professionals who need immediate information at remote job sites. Its uses are almost endless.”
It usually costs $399 ($443 AUD) but until December 31 it is $199 ($220AUD) with a two year contract. It also has a $29 ($32AUD) monthly service fee as well as the cost of installation.