Originally Posted By: starmillway
Originally Posted By: Reboot
You'd have to have something to connect to though, wonder if it's satellite? That's interesting, I wonder what kind of modem. Let me know if find anything out.


Ford is making its cars into mobile Wi-Fi hot spots.

The next generation of the Sync in-car entertainment and information system will use a USB mobile broadband modem to establish a secure wireless connection capable of supporting several devices simultaneously. The system will be available next year on selected models — no word yet which ones — and you won’t need a subscription or hardware beyond the modem.

“While you’re driving to grandma’s house, your spouse can be finishing the holiday shopping and the kids can be chatting with friends and updating their Facebook profiles,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas. “And you’re not paying for yet another mobile subscription or piece of hardware because Ford will let you use technology you already have.”
They don't specifically say what technology Ford will use to connect to the internet backbone though. My assumption now is 3G since it will be able to connect while the vehicle is moving, that's the way they make it sound anyway, since they said "Ford will let you use technology you already have." I take that as your current mobile phone account.

Satellite would take a transmitter to get back to the satellite so I doubt that come to think of it, unless they use your mobile account as the up flow, and the satellite as the down flow.

Maybe one car manufacturer understands the market anyway.

Thx Kate.