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Samsung Wants You to Have Wi-Fi in Your Car No Matter Its Make

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Samsung Connect Auto Dongle

You can now stay connected no matter what type of car you’re driving with Samsung Connect Auto

Car buyers have become all about technology. Does a car have SiriusXM radio? A kickass touchscreen? A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot? Well, no matter whether or not your car is as connected as they come, Samsung is making it easy to get Wi-Fi in your car thanks to the brand-new Samsung Connect Auto.

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Samsung’s latest technology adds smart connectivity to cars that are otherwise dumb—at least, from the technology standpoint. The Samsung Connect Auto is a dongle (I can’t help but giggle at that word) that plugs into the OBD-II port, which is typically found under the steering wheel of cars made after 1996. When it’s plugged in, the technology then connects with an app to your smartphone, acting as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

As if that isn’t cool enough, the hotspot can connect up to 10 devices to the internet, which means every passenger (and then some, unless you drive a hulking bus) can stay connected.

Road trips seriously couldn’t get any better.

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That’s not all, though. The Samsung Connect Auto isn’t just a Wi-Fi hotspot—it also provides a variety of car data to the driver, including driving efficiency, time traveled, fuel economy, driving style, and stolen-car alerts. There’s even a handy dandy way to set a geo-fence and speed limit if you’re a parent lending out your car to your teenager.

There’s no word as to what the pricing will be, but I can only guess it’ll be somewhere in the range of Verizon Wireless’ Delphi Connect and AT&T’s ZTE Mobley. Keep your eyes open for more information in the future.

News Source: Digital Trends