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Mopar® Launches Industry-first uconnect web – Bringing Wireless Internet Connectivity to Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge Consumers
– Uconnect web, Chrysler LLC’s in-vehicle wireless Internet connectivity system, transforms a Chrysler, Jeep® or Dodge vehicle into a mobile WiFi hot spot
– Secure and reliable high-speed Internet connectivity enhances the customer experience by providing entertainment and real-time information access to all vehicle passengers
– Uconnect web, powered by Autonet Mobile, will be available in August as a dealer-installed Mopar® accessory
Auburn Hills, Mich., Jun 26, 2008 – Mopar® announced today that it will launch uconnect web, Chrysler LLC’s in-vehicle wireless Internet connectivity for Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge consumers in the U.S. uconnect web, powered by Autonet Mobile, delivers continuous Internet connectivity to all vehicle passengers for entertainment and real-time information access on the go. Uconnect web will be available in August as a dealer-installed Mopar Accessory. Mopar is Chrysler LLC’s original equipment parts manufacturer and distributor.
The industry-first technology provides high-speed data transfer, combining WiFi and 3G connectivity. uconnect web transforms the vehicle into a mobile hot spot, delivering unlimited, reliable and uninterrupted Internet connectivity for all passengers in and around the vehicle. The hot spot connection radius is approximately 100 feet – making it convenient to access the Internet at a soccer field or family picnic.
Wherever cellular service is available, uconnect web enables all vehicle passengers to simultaneously connect with WiFi-enabled devices like a laptop, iPhone, Sony Playstation (PSP), PDA and more to:
– Access the Internet for e-mail, chat and IM
– View streaming movies or television shows
– Download music and download/upload images
– Play online games
Mopar’s uconnect web brings a new level of convenience and technology to our Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, said Rob Richard, Director, Mopar Part Sales and Service Marketing, Chrysler LLC. With uconnect web, all passengers in or near the vehicle are continuously connected to the Internet. They can make dinner reservations, check directions or weather, make online purchases, surf Facebook, MySpace, Disney or Webkinz, watch the latest YouTube videos, upload photos to a Flickr account all at the same time.
Uconnect web goes beyond today’s DVD and GPS solutions, letting passengers extend their Internet lifestyle to the car, said Sterling Pratz, CEO of San Francisco-based Autonet Mobile. The Internet is the future of in-car entertainment. We’re delighted to be working with Chrysler LLC to deliver the first WiFi Internet access that lets families, business and leisure travelers stay connected.
The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the router module is $449. Dealer installation is estimated at approximately $35-50. Autonet Mobile offers wireless Internet account service at $29 a month, available in 12-, 24- and 36-month service plans. There is a one-time $35 service activation fee. Customer support assistance for hardware and service is available.
Run over integrated 3G and 2.5G (EVDO, 1xRTT) cellular data networks, the router module with antenna hard-mounts in any vehicle. High-speed Internet access ranges from 400-800 Kbps/sec., with upload speeds averaging 400 Kbps/sec. The WiFi connection is secured with WEP encryption, MAC address restriction or WAN port restriction. Compatible with all operating systems supporting WiFi including Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris, no special software is required.
Installation and activation
Requires a uconnect web install module and a 1, 2 or 3-year activation agreement. (WKJeeps.com note: modules will start shipping to dealers the week of August 25, 2008).
— Uconnect web 1-year subscription. P/N 82211918 MSRP $383.00
— Uconnect web 2-year subscription. P/N 82211919 MSRP $731.00
— Uconnect web 3-year subscription. P/N 82211857 MSRP $1079.00
How autonet mobile works
Autonet Mobile is a Wireless Internet Service Provider designed to maintain internet connectivity within the car. Our solution turns the car into a WiFi hotspot, allowing multiple passengers to connect their own WiFi gadgets to the internet at the same time. We run over both 3G and 2.5G (EVDO, IxRTT) cellular Data networks giving you the most coverage nationwide.
Hardware and Service included
Our box includes everything. We deliver the WiFi and the internet built into one. All you need to do is have the Autonet Mobile router installed in your car and create an account with us.
Autonet Mobile’s Patented TRU Technology allows for uninterrupted connectivity while the car is in motion. We are the first internet service designed specifically for the car that delivers session, link and content management. (So the rest of us can understand… It’s like having your own personal geek built in the box managing your connection so you can watch a movie or play an online game.)
Customer Support for the hardware AND the Internet service
How many times have you called one company for a question and to find out that you’re supposed to call the other company instead? By this time you have wasted at least a few hours. Autonet Mobile eases the pain. That’s because we offer both the hardware and the internet service. No more guessing games about who to call for assistance.
Will Autonet Mobile work with my existing cell phone carrier?
Autonet Mobile is an Internet Service Provider and does not work with your existing carrier. You Will need to subscribe to our service in order to take advantage of having a Wi-Fi in your car.
How fast is it?
High speed access ranges from 600Kbps-800Kbps.Upload speeds about 200Kbps.
Does Autonet Mobile provide a secure connection?
Your Wi-Fi connection is secured with WEP encryption, MAC address restriction or WAN port restriction. Also supports VPN pass-through.
What OS do I need?
Autonet Mobile is compatible with all Operating Systems supporting Wi-Fi including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris.
Which devices will work with Autonet Mobile?
Any Wi-Fi enable device will work with Autonet Mobile including : desktops, laptops, Macs, PDAs, servers, PSPs, iPhones and more…
Do I need special software to use Autonet Mobile?
Special software is not needed to use Autonet Mobile. Simply connect your Wi-Fi device to Autonet Mobile, launch your web browser and surf.
Do I need to have an exterior antenna installed on my car?
Additional antennas are not required to use Autonet Mobile. The In-Car Router already has an antenna.
What is the connection range for Autonet Mobile?
Typically, you can connect from up to 100 feet away.