The 2011 Audi A8 boasts, according to the company, the “first factory-installed WLAN hotspot in a car.” Passengers in both the front and rear seats will be able to get their Wi-Fi on with up to eight devices, including laptops, the iPad and the like.
Here’s how it works (from Audi):
To activate Internet access with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s, the driver merely needs to insert a data-capable SIM card into the Bluetooth online car phone. Alternatively, an Internet connection can be established via Bluetooth by using a compatible mobile phone with a SIM Access Profile. Any existing [...]
An Audi A8, by itself, can be construed as a show stopper, something that would make you stop what you’re doing and take notice. While the latest version the A8 that’s due out sometime next year is still an eye catcher, it’s the technology incorporated inside that has me excited. The A8’s original Multi Media Interface (MMI)set up which was originally a full function PMP slash GPS navigation system etc. has undergone an upgrade for the 2011 A8 edition.
The new system has incorporated handwriting recognition into its touchscreen UI. Users will be able to write out their destination on [...]