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BMW Introduces Mobile Internet Access to Cars

Posted: 07th May, 2008 By: MarkJ
BMW has announced that it is to introduce full unrestricted Internet access to its cars using mobile phone style GPRS and EDGE technology. The service, which will be deployed later this year under the manufacturer’s iDrive system, will help to keep satellite navigation systems up to date and also offer basic Internet browsing.

However, for safety reasons drivers will only be able to surf the web when travelling at speeds of less than 3MPH (shouldn't that really be 0MPH?). Mercifully this odd restriction is not imposed upon passengers, whom can still gain access from rear-seat LCD displays while in full motion. Web-User reports that a mobile data tariff charge of around £8 a month will apply.
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