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Fri Nov 21 19:53:38 SAST 2014

BMW brings 4G Internet technology to cabin

Sapa-dpa | 27 December, 2012 08:20
BMW luxury car logos. File picture.
Image by: PASCAL LAUENER / REUTERS

BMW has ushered in the next generation of mobile internet for car users.

Owners with a BMW Car Hotspot require a LTE-capable SIM card which is simply slotted in the hotspot in the usual way.

The adapter plugs into the on-board router which gets power from the standard cigarette lighter. BMW was one of the first carmakers to offer in-car internet access back in 2001.

Passengers can enjoy high-speed net access using up to eight devices. The hotspot comes with a built-in battery pack and an antennae, allowing the unit to operate for up to 60 minutes independently of the vehicle.

Long Term Evolution (LTE), also known as 4G, is one of the fourth-generation mobile standards. It enables the smoother streaming of music and videos from the internet to mobile devices. In areas where no 4G is available the BMW device switches to the UMTS or GSM network.

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