2011 Audi A8 gets factory-installed wireless hotspot option originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 May 2010 02:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Autoblog | Email this | Comments
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We'd heard that the 2011 Audi A8 would be getting a UMTS modem in mid-2010 to help with things like Google Earth, and it looks like Audi has now delivered that and more -- it's just announced that the car is the first anywhere to be available with a factory-installed WLAN hotspot option. That will apparently let you either drop your SIM card into the car's on-board system or pair your phone with it via Bluetooth, and then share wireless internet access with up to eight WiFi-enabled devices at speeds up to 7.2 mbps -- assuming you actually need any more devices than the two dozen or so that are already built into the car, that is.