Cars With A Laptop

Cars With A Laptop - Laptop in the Car as described above.
@razor123 (979)
India
August 25, 2008 4:59am CST
Something that was promised for next year is arriving... this year? Be still our hearts! Chrysler will reportedly offer up its in-car EV-DO solution (dubbed Uconnect Web)starting on August 25th, and owners of 2009 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles (along with a few "earlier models") will be able to have the $499 box retrofitted into their rides. Apparently the auto maker isn't planning to install the units directly at the factory, so those who want it will be forced to pay an additional $35 to $50 installation charge, a $35 activation fee and a $29 monthly subscription fee. The service is said to provide download speeds between 400Kbps and 800Kbps with uploads hovering around 400Kbps, and provider Autonet Mobile has promised that you'll "never lose the connection. " That's a pretty bold claim --thankfully we'll be able to test it out in just a few weeks.
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Great! now there will be more idiots to contend with out on the road, instead of trying to talk on their cell phone, dial a number or text while driving, now they will be able to surf the net while they attempt to drive. The manufacturers probably don't want the liability that would come along with selling a car with a computer in it, cause I guarantee you, if someone wrecked their car while surfing the net....odds are they would sue and there is some lawyer that would take the case and win, even though it was the individual's fault for not having enough common sense to pay more attention to driving.