If you have ever been cruising along in your car and wished you could get online for surfing the web and share that connection with other devices in the car you are not alone. You can do this with smartphones and other devices, but that sucks down your battery. Audi has a new service called Audi connect that does this without having to rely on another device in the car.
Audi connect is an interesting platform that allows the user to do all sorts of things in the car using a mobile broadband connection. The driver can access Google Earth and that content can be integrated into the navigation system the car uses. The connectivity will also give the driver access to a POI database.
Audi connect also has a hotspot function hat allows the sharing of the internet connectivity with up to eight other devices in the car. The system will also be expanded in some markets this summer to add online traffic information and expanded voice control. Carmakers are finally seeing the light when it comes to connectivity and entertainment on the road.