Chevrolet To Launch 4G-Connected Cars In 2014

The new Chevrolets coming out this year will be faster on the information superhighway.

The General Motors division said Sunday it would deploy fourth generation (4G) Internet connections on several models to help motorists who want to stay connected with the growing number of apps for automobiles.

Chevy will allow the 4G connections with Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a partnership with AT&T.
The high-speed connections will allow for a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows passengers in a vehicle to use tablets or other devices, or to watch videos via the Internet in vehicles which have screens.

The 4G cars will for now only be sold in the United States and Canada, according to the Chevrolet announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Initially 10 vehicle models will get the 4G connections by mid-2014 but more will be added
The service links with GM’s OnStar service to apps and services that require a high speed cellular or data connection.

Chevrolet said its AppShop includes programs for data, music, news, weather, travel information and more.

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