Starting in April, buyers -- and passengers -- of Cadillac's most popular model will be able to surf the Internet anytime and anywhere with a new on-board Wi-Fi connectivity package. Developed by Autonet Mobile, the world's first Internet Service Provider exclusively for cars, this $499 dealer-installed wireless option uses 3G technology and transfers data at speeds of up to 800 kbps. The Autonet Mobile package requires no special software and can support several different wireless devices simultaneously. A $29-per-month subscription fee gets you get a gigabyte of bandwidth, but heavy surfers can opt for a $59/5GB upgrade plan. Cadillac will roll out the system at the New York International Auto Show.
In commenting on GM's first foray into the realm of an on-board Internet linkup, Mark McNabb, North America Vice President, Cadillac, noted that: "Consumers today are frequently searching for Wi-Fi access wherever they may be. 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."