Broadband Wireless in Automobiles and Other Vehicles

As broadband access to the Internet becomes practical, it's inevitable that many people will begin using online services and resources in their cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Today, many commuter railroads, bus lines, and ferry boats offer onboard Wi-Fi, and similar service is coming to commercial airliners, but that's mostly a matter of passengers using their laptops and other portables from their seats. Mobile Internet services for private vehicles open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Among other things, a live in-car Internet connection could provide instant messaging, email, and some kind of limited access to the World Wide Web, along with live traffic reports and updates to the ...

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