Automobile maker Chrysler is said to be ready to announce its mobile broadband wifi service known as the Chrysler UConnect Web System, which is slated to be included with certain models of Chrysler car for the upcoming model year. With the Chrysler UConnect Web System, your car is, in essence, a portable wifi hotspot.
If the service is robust, this could be a revolution in mobile computing. However, it will depend on several things, including how reliable connectivity is, and where; how strong the signal is (do you really want to be tethered to your car wherever you go – or can you get your signal while sitting in a park or restaurant?); the terms of service; and what sort of power drain it puts on the system – if you can only use it while the car is running, or risk draining the battery, that severely limits its utility.
All of these questions and more should be answered soon. Chrysler is said to be announcing that Uconnect Web Service will be available in upcoming cars as early as the day after tomorrow (Thursday, June 26th).
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