1. Home
  2. Uncategorized
  3. Race for Onboard Wireless Communications

Race for Onboard Wireless Communications

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Ford has announced a deal that creates a company called Wingcast to provide in-vehicle
communications, including hands-free Internet service. It will be offered in about 1
million vehicles in the 2002 model year, and all Ford brands will have it by 2004.
Currently, there’s a race among manufacturers to introduce onboard systems. This fall GM
will introduce Virtual Advisor, which will have voice-activated phone service and
customized Net-based news service. DaimlerChrysler has not yet introduced a system and may
opt for OnStar, such as GM uses, or Wingcast.

Subscribe to RV.com and RV Magazine

Subscriptions starting at only $14.97 per year.

Members save by only paying $9.97 per year!


Please login or register to view archived articles.

Sign In

Do not have an account? Create New Account