So much for inflight Wi-Fi – road warriors who need to remain connected regardless of where they are on this globe will be pleased to know that VW and Autonet Mobile are collaborating to offer the uconnect web in-car Internet service to VW’s Routan minivan. This good news won’t be limited to just Germany alone as later this month will see all Volkswagen dealerships across the US offering the option to outfit new Routan minivans.Similar systems can be found in American makes such as Chrysler vehicles and Cadillacs. Autonet claims that the 3G mobile data modem is able to connect at EVDO speeds, offering downloads of 400Kbps to 800Kbps and uploads at approximately 400Kbps, making it able to support live audio and video streaming. Monthly plans for the VW uconnect web service will start from $29 upwards.
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