DETROIT (AP) - In the not too distant future, Chrysler owners
will be able to surf from their cars.
The automaker says one of the new options that'll be available
on 2009 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars and trucks is a feature it
calls the "uconnect" system. It will effectively turn the vehicle
into a wireless Internet hotspot. The company says people will be
able to use laptop computers in their cars and trucks just as if
they were in an office or home.
It will also link cellular telephones and personal music players
to the car's onboard electronics. The system also has navigation
and real-time traffic features, controlled by voice recognition or
a touch screen. And, it includes an in-car 30-gigabyte hard drive,
with options for three-channel satellite television and satellite
A Chrysler spokesman says the wireless system can be used by
passengers, and the automaker expects that drivers will obey all
The cost is expected to be about $500, plus activation and
monthly service fees.
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