On the eve of the CES 2014 event, AT&T has just announced the extension of its 4G LTE networks to something a majority of Americans use every day – their cars. According to a new deal struck between AT&T and car maker General Motors, Chevy cars launching in 2015 will come equipped with AT&T’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing users to browse data within their car. AT&T hasn’t announced data prices or caps for this plan yet, but we’re guessing it won’t be any different from its existing tablet or mobile hotspot plans.
Cars like the Corvette, Impala, Malibu and the Volt will reportedly support AT&T radios with other cars like the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and Spark EV said to be added later. This is a really neat idea to bring super snappy data connection right to your car, but we fear security and driver’s safety will be a concern with texting and driving being widely practiced already. We’ll keep you updated as AT&T provides more details on this new plan.
Via: Talk Android