Samsung Wants You to Have Wi-Fi in Your Car No Matter Its Make
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
A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.