While the debate boils in the United States about how many gadgets we should have in our dashboards, European makes are streaming ahead with broadband-quality wireless connections built-in. Will America lose an auto broadband race too?
Audi showed off this prototype A8 sedan last week, with integrated LTE wireless service — the wireless data format advertised as 4G that's expected to replace the 3G technology in today's cellphones and has slowly begun to roll out. Audi's first connected cars in the U.S. arrive later this year with 3G service from T-Mobile to download Google Maps and traffic reports, but Audi engineers have already streamed high-definition video to the LTE prototype. (There's no indication yet that the data connection goes anywhere b