We know what a drag trying to find a hotspot for your gadgets to go online can be. You’re either forced to live in your local cafe or trying to bum off of random, unsecurred signals. Those days are numbered thanks to the folks at Autonet Mobile. Now you can turn your car into a mobile hotspot so you’ll always have reliable internet access at the turn of the ignition.
Founded in 2005 by a former pro race car driver Sterling Pratz and telecom executive Doug Moeller, the San Francisco-based company has created revolutionary technology that allows cars to maintain a constant internet connection while in motion. Originally partnered with Chrysler to have the router installed in their vehicles, but with the current state of the American auto industry, Autonet had to look for other options to get their system into the cars of the American public. With that in mind, Autonet has decided to bring the “world’s first internet service for the car” to the masses via online retailer Amazon.
Marketed as a way to extend both the office and living room experience to the car, the Autonet Mobile allows users to enjoy all Wi-Fi enabled gadgets without that pesky problem of losing the signal due to the constant movement of the car. The router fits snugly in the trunk of your car or the storage area of an SUV and runs on both 3G and 2.5G cellular networks.
The Autonet Mobiles router is available on Amazon.com for $399, but the monthly service is provided by Autonet. There are currently two available plans the $29 plan that includes 1GB of data a month or the $59 plan that includes 5GB of data per month. While the prospect of transforming your car into a hopstop may be tempting to some, the subscription fee maybe offputting to others, especially in the current economy.Category: Auto-Tech, web 2.0 | Tags: amazon, Autonet Mobile, Chrysler, hotspot, router