Audi A8 is First to Offer Internet Connection Option

Owners of the new Audi A8 can have their own WLAN hotspot when they select the factory-installed Internet option.? Passengers in the front and rear can simultaneously access the Internet through the car?s integrated WLAN module and via UMTS, using up to eight terminal devices such as laptops, Apple iPads or netbooks.

Wireless surfing, accessing information, data and e-mails from company networks, and downloading the latest apps for the iPad ? passengers in the front and rear can conveniently and securely use all of these features while traveling in the Audi A8, just as if they were in their own office. WPA2 encryption provides the necessary security for the transfer of data.

To activate Internet access with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s, the driver inserts a data-capable SIM card into the Bluetooth online car phone. Alternatively, an Internet connection can be established via Bluetooth by using a compatible mobile phone with a SIM Access Profile. Any existing mobile phone contract can be used for this ? often coupled with a flat-rate data plan.

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