WiFi and 3G/4G wireless connectivity may be the in-thing on our phones and tablets these days, but even cars are already having those built in too, though they are not quite mainstream yet. Still it isn’t rocket science to put in a 4G LTE radio module and SIM into a car to stay connected on the go.
However, Toyota is already thinking beyond that. The Japanese carmaker wants to put satellite broadband connectivity in cars. No; your car won’t have to carry a parabolic dish on its roof. Toyota is counting on new flat panel technology for tracking satellites. Basically, your car would be able to stay connected out in the desert where there is no mobile coverage, if you are into that sort of thing.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.