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Old 09-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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In-Car Wi-Fi set to debut in Canada next year.

You will be able to surf on the Internet in your car next year thanks to Rogers and Sprint. Sprint's Velocity service, a Wi-Fi service, is set to come to Canada.

A good service or another distraction that increases the chances of accidents?

In-car Wi-Fi set to debut in Canada next year | News1130
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I don't know how it'll work out but right now it sounds to me
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Can see accidents in first week of release go up 6000% in Richmond.
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makes way more sense to develop wifi at transit stations/bus routes first
but Translink will just ad another 10% carbon tax to justify it
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Thought this was already available? Especially for RVs
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america's had this for a while now but it's super convenient especially if you're going on a road trip! i believe it was a internet stick
it was great lol i used it to face time my friends back home
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I rather just turn one of my wireless devices into a hotspot
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makes way more sense to develop wifi at transit stations/bus routes first
but Translink will just ad another 10% carbon tax to justify it
I can see Translink upping the carbon tax to subsidize in-car wifi first
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sorry i'm not very familiar with this... will this allow internet radio to work in the car?
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I'm guessing this will work like their second device (tablet) plans. I would personally prefer loading up my main cell phone device with lots of data and tethering with my secondary devices like a tablet or powering a car radio.
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america's had this for a while now but it's super convenient especially if you're going on a road trip! i believe it was a internet stick
it was great lol i used it to face time my friends back home
Oh god. I like getting out of touch, not more in it.

We go facebook free when we go away, and try not to rely too heavily on internet. Depends on the circumstances of the trip.

I took my nephew on a trip this weekend, and the rule was no ipods, ipads, or iinbetween. I want to see your face without the glow of lcd.
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A CTV news article about Wi-Fi enabled cars.

Wi-Fi enabled cars coming to Canada in 2014 | CTV News | Autos

Roger says that Canadians "want to be connected from anywhere, at anytime".

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we have that now at volvo with sensus touch. turns the screen into a ipad and you plug in your rogers usb stick for internet. turns the whole car into a hotspot.
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im not sure what difference this makes in terms of distraction.
pretty much everyone has data on their phones anyway these days.
now people's connections will just be faster. i dont see how this will cause more accidents.
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i guess there will be even more wi-fi capble ipad custom in-dash installs soon.

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We're in an age where phones can browse the web anyway, I don't think being able to open a page a millisecond faster is going to cause that much mayhem.

That being said, get off your fucking phones when you drive.
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makes way more sense to develop wifi at transit stations/bus routes first
but Translink will just ad another 10% carbon tax to justify it
surprised they have taxed the seats with carbon tax!!
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sorry i'm not very familiar with this... will this allow internet radio to work in the car?
You already can use internet radio in car. Just use your cellphone and connect the headphone out to aux in of your deck.
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“Think about it: going on a long road trip, the kids have the iPad or a tablet in the back seat, they want to be able to download games, they want to watch movies and things like that,”



If these kids can't go a short amount of time without downloading/streaming content on their gadgets, they probably need some parenting more than they need in-car wifi
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yeah i thought they had something like this for rvs



its for satellite TV but they have units for internet as well
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If these kids can't go a short amount of time without downloading/streaming content on their gadgets, they probably need some parenting more than they need in-car wifi
And what about the parents? Who's gonna learn them? Shit's worse when adults can't handle addiction to technology.

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Doesn't Japan have TV or something in their cars?
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You already can use internet radio in car. Just use your cellphone and connect the headphone out to aux in of your deck.
... if i had an aux in
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