It seems that Ford has hopped on the broadband-in-the-car bandwagon, as it recently announced that it is getting ready to set up Wi-Fi in its UK car range.
According to recent reports, from next year and onwards, so-called ‘SYNC with MyFord Touch’, which is a series of rolling wireless broadband hotspots, will be installed on Ford Focus vehicles.
This means that lucky Ford Focus car owners and their passengers will be able to connect up to five Wi-Fi capable devices while on the go.
Christof Kellerwessel, Chief Engineer for Electronic and Electrical Systems at Ford was quoted as saying:
“Ford is an automaker that is quickly becoming a personal technology company as well.
“We’re finding that Ford customers are tech savvy and – while travelling as passengers in cars – they want to be able to use their Wi-Fi enabled devices while on the move.”
He also underlined that in-car broadband was “extremely important” to the modern customer, and that the firm will be offering the service as early as next year.
Similarly, last year Three (3), mobile broadband provider, launched a portable wireless in-car solution with the use of the Huawei Mi-Fi modem.