Autonet To Launch At Consumer Electronics Show
January 3, 2007 at 11:33 AM (PT)
AUTONET MOBILE, an Internet service provider specifically designed for cars, will be unveiled on JANUARY 8 at CES INTERNATIONAL 2007 in LAS VEGAS. The AUTONET unit will cost $399, and users will then be charged $49 a month for access.
According to a press release, with AUTONET "you and your passengers can now enjoy Internet services and Wi-Fi connectivity whenever you want to by turning your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot on wheels -- IM, chat, stream media, email, games, online listening to music and more. Simply turn on, log on and surf. No cellular data cards or special software required. And because AUTONET MOBILE makes your car a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can pull off the road, go sit under a tree and stay connected outside your car."
The NEW YORK TIMES reports that AUTONET already has a deal in place with AVIS to be available as an option in rental cars for $11 a day, with no extra charges for 3G backhaul.
For more info, visit www.goautonet.com.