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‘Long & Dark, Shiny & Black’ … Oh, And With Wi-Fi — Cadillac

March 23rd, 2009 · Tags:Gadgets · Wi-Fi

Have you seen the news from the Motor City?  Cadillac’s tradition of riding in style now includes Wi-Fi.  Here’s the news release — with the launch scheduled for April 10:


DETROIT – Cadillac will offer wireless Internet access for its best-selling model, adding a new dimension to the passenger experience. Cadillac Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile comes to the CTS Sport Sedan in April, giving passengers full Internet access in and around the car via their laptop or WiFi device.

The launch of Cadillac WiFi by Autonet Mobile will begin with live demonstrations at the New York International Auto Show April 10-19.

“Consumers today are frequently searching for Wi-Fi access wherever they may be,” said Mark McNabb, North America vice president, Cadillac. “Adding Wi-Fi is a natural extension of the tech features already inside the CTS, such as a 40 gigabyte hard drive with USB port, a pop-up navigation system featuring real-time traffic and weather forecasts and the exclusive ability to pause and rewind live radio.”

Cadillac Wi-Fi uses technology from Autonet Mobile, the world’s first Internet Service Provider designed exclusively for cars. Cadillac Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile turns the car into a Wi-Fi hotspot and works with any operating system supporting any Wi-Fi enabled device. It delivers an easy-to-use and seamless Internet experience, with 3G mobile technology that maintains Internet connections while the car is in motion. The system can support several devices at once, enabling one passenger to update a Facebook page, while another is gaming online or watching YouTube videos, for example.
Designed for use by passengers, the system requires no special software and achieves speeds up to 800Kbps. The dealer-installed option will retail for $499, with a monthly service subscription of $29.