Chevy says its new, in-vehicle WiFi powered by Autonet Mobile delivers high-speed Internet service to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, transforming it into an on-demand mobile office for small-business owners, contractors and travelers.
Autonet is a dealer-installed system that provides full Internet access for multiple users inside and within a 150-foot radius of the truck, using a laptop, smartphone or other WiFi-enabled device. The suggested retail price is $399.
“We know business doesn’t stop when people are out of the office,” said Dan Tigges, product manager, full-size trucks and utility vehicles. “Autonet allows them to enhance productivity by seamlessly and conveniently continue doing business at the jobsite.”
Chevy WiFi provides workers with the access and ability to immediately connect with colleagues and customers online. For example, it can be used at a jobsite to access municipal Web sites for permit and building code information, as well as complete administrative tasks such as printing invoices from the vehicle. Additionally, by using WiFi on laptop computers, Web layouts and images are larger and more readable than they are on a hand-held device.
“We are committed to helping customers improve their businesses,” says Chris Rauser, Chevrolet Accessories manager. “By adding WiFi and mobile office capability, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is packed with technology that provides the means for more effective, compromise-free work off site.”
Chevy WiFi requires no special hardware, can support several devices at once and is designed to provide uninterrupted Internet and video streaming. Passengers may use it while the vehicle is in motion and drivers may use it when parked. Autonet Mobile provides the router, which runs over 3G and 2.5G cellular data networks, as well as the monthly service.
A variety of apps are available for purchase. Find My Car tracks the location of your Silverado so you know where it is at all times. With a Geo Fence, you can define multiple virtual geographical areas to ensure vehicles follow approved routes. If a designated boundary is crossed, a notification with a time, date and location stamp will be sent to you. Content Filtering allows you to block users from accessing objectionable content over the Chevy WiFi powered by Autonet connection. Content is blocked by both URL and by the actual content on each page making the Web a cleaner, safer, place for you and your children.
Chevy WiFi can be purchased and installed at Chevrolet dealerships. To learn more about the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, visit media.gm.com.