General Motors has equipped over 30 of its models in North America with 4G LTE and plans to offer every 2016 model with the high-speed wireless data service. Why? Convenience. And money. Around $350 million worth, says GM, although it’s not saying exactly how.
While lawmakers are passing stricter regulations on cellphone usage in cars, OnStar seems to be bucking that trend. At CES they'll be showing off a new in-car 4G infotainment system that will stream video content and allow for video calls.
Police cars of the very near future will be smart to the point of being scary. Equipped with eight cameras, voice commands, incredibly intelligent software, and LTE radios, you're not going to get away with a damn thing.
The next time you're in Florida for a sporting event, your LTE connection could be provided by a COW, Verizon's portable cell phone tower on wheels.
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?