Feeds

Peugeot to offer in-car Wi-Fi in 2010

Turning wardriving on its head?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Peugeot is to turn its cars into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots.

Early next year, the French carmaker will offer an optional in-car wireless router that uses a HSDPA 3G modem as a backhaul.

Dubbed WiFi On Board, the box will allow the user to connect using whichever carrier he or she prefers.

At this stage, it's not clear to what extent the unit is built into the fabric of the car. Certainly, the bundled modem is connected by USB, though whether into a slot in the dash or a standalone mobile Wi-Fi router powered through the ciggie lighter isn't known.

Either way, Peugeot promised the unit will allow passengers to surf the internet and play online games while travelling. So the kids'll be too busy networking their Nintendo DSes to pester you about whether you're all there yet.

Peugeot hasn't yet said how much the device will cost, though it did say that the accessory will initially only be offered as an adjunct to the 5008. Other vehicles will get it added to their optional extras lists in due course. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
GRAV WAVE DRAMA: 'Big Bang echo' may have been grit on the scanner – boffins
Exit Planet Dust on faster-than-light expansion of universe
Mine Bitcoins with PENCIL and PAPER
Forget Sudoku, crunch SHA-256 algos
SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...
Craft berths at space station with supplies, experiments, toys
NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'
Joins 'traffic light' and perfect stony sphere on the Red Planet
'This BITE MARK is a SMOKING GUN': Boffins probe ancient assault
Tooth embedded in thigh bone may tell who pulled the trigger
DOLPHINS SMELL MAGNETS – did we hear that right, boffins?
Xavier's School for Gifted Magnetotaceans
Big dinosaur wowed females with its ENORMOUS HOOTER
That's right, Doris, I've got biggest snout in the prehistoric world
Japanese volcano eruption reportedly leaves 31 people presumed dead
Hopes fade of finding survivors on Mount Ontake
That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN
One MEELLION years older. Some of it anyway
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.