Make your car a wifi hot spot

We’re taking a bus to the CES show and I needed a way to get Wifi onto the bus and people kept telling me about Autonet, which is a way to turn your car into a wifi hot spot. So today I visited the CEO, Sterling Pratz, and got a demo.

Also car related Ford lent me a Ford Flex this week with Microsoft Sync which is pretty cool. I’ll have a separate video about that on Monday.

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25 thoughts on “Make your car a wifi hot spot

  1. On the same note, don’t forget to get the spinning HDD out of any laptop you intend to use in a vehicle. Replace with an SSD, and it’s good to go!

  2. On the same note, don’t forget to get the spinning HDD out of any laptop you intend to use in a vehicle. Replace with an SSD, and it’s good to go!

  3. My lab at the University of New Hampshire does a similar kind of thing for police. Basically, our Project54 system uses a VHF police radio or a cell modem to provide cops access to remote databases. This access is usually provided through an in-cruiser computer. However, you can also connect to the in-cruiser computer using Wi-Fi and get the same data e.g. on a handheld computer you’re using outside the cruiser.

    The Wi-Fi connection is also great because it allows us to remotely update software in cruisers and get log data out of them. This happens at dedicated Wi-Fi hot spots.

  4. My lab at the University of New Hampshire does a similar kind of thing for police. Basically, our Project54 system uses a VHF police radio or a cell modem to provide cops access to remote databases. This access is usually provided through an in-cruiser computer. However, you can also connect to the in-cruiser computer using Wi-Fi and get the same data e.g. on a handheld computer you’re using outside the cruiser.

    The Wi-Fi connection is also great because it allows us to remotely update software in cruisers and get log data out of them. This happens at dedicated Wi-Fi hot spots.

  5. This is such a neat concept. Normally, a car drive is a totally non productive offline experience, but with this technology you can keep on working even as you hop from freeway to freeway. Love it.

  6. This is such a neat concept. Normally, a car drive is a totally non productive offline experience, but with this technology you can keep on working even as you hop from freeway to freeway. Love it.

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