Autonet Mobile WiFi ships OEM kit


Autonet Mobile, the world’s first WiFi hotspot certified for vehicles, announced the availability of its TRU Developer Connectivity Kit to enable automakers and OEMs to utilize Autonet’s TRU Technology to deliver a reliable Internet connectivity solution for the dash. The service is already available for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Volkswagen Routan or Cadillac CTS vehicles as a dealer option.

The connectivity kit was developed on the Moblin platform for its support of embedded usage models, such as Vehicle Infotainment systems and can be ported to other platforms. This connectivity kit allows developers of in-dash systems to easily include reliable Internet connectivity as part of their solution.

“We are creating the Connected Car,” said Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. “Autonet has proven that it has the best connectivity solution for vehicles and we’ve received a lot of requests from the auto manufacturers to provide an open connectivity platform to support their in-dash connectivity needs for future models. We are very excited about opening up the connectivity kit, based on the Intel Atom processor and Moblin technology for IVI, which allows them to deliver the most reliable Internet solution for vehicles.”

The Autonet hot spot creates an EV-DO cellular connection that’s converted to Wi-Fi so multiple passengers in the car can access Internet service. This is similar to Sprint’s MyFi service.

Users can check email, surf the net and stream audio and video. Autonet is also sold through such Crutchfield and Advance Auto Parts.