Volkswagen Routan to feature Wifi from Autonet Mobile

Volkswagen Routan to feature Wifi from Autonet Mobile

Beginning this month, more than 600 Volkswagen dealerships in the US will offer Routan owners the opportunity to add uconnect web, powered by Autonet Mobile, to their vehicle. This agreement will deliver the first Internet service for Volkswagen vehicles, just in time for summer family road trip season.

With Autonet Mobile, the Routan becomes a WiFi hotspot, connecting every passenger and delivering reliable and easy-to-use Internet access. Passengers can bring along their own WiFi enabled devices such as laptops, netbooks, Nintendo’s DS, Sony’s PSP, iPod Touch and other devices. Now children in the back seat can IM, connect on Facebook, watch YouTube videos or play online games while the front seat passenger checks traffic, makes dinner reservations or listens to FlyCast Internet radio.

“Volkswagen is committed to delivering vehicles that epitomise and enhance our digital customers’ lifestyle, and the Routan is a modern family vehicle,” said Mark Barnes, COO of Volkswagen. “Internet access is a clear benefit to our customers. We’re excited to work with Autonet Mobile to bring connectivity to our Routan customers.”

Autonet Mobile is installed by the dealer. Last week, Autonet Mobile was named Best Aftermarket Accessory at the Telematics Update awards ceremony held in conjunction with the annual Telematics Detroit conference.

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