March 20, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Mercedes-Benz USA owners can now equip their vehicles with Autonet Mobile’s Wi-Fi entertainment system, allowing passengers to bring their iPads, laptops and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices into the vehicle for safe online access while on the road. The new Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot, powered by Autonet Mobile, is an accessory available for all current (MY12 and older) C, E, S, M, R and GL-class vehicles and can be purchased and installed at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
Using the new Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot, passengers, including those in the rear-seat, can use their laptop, tablet or smartphone as they would in their home or office – from gaming and streaming movies to surfing the net. The In-Vehicle Hot Spot is enabled by a router securely installed in the vehicle trunk and allows up to four devices to connect at once.
“With Autonet Mobile’s Wi-Fi entertainment system in our vehicles, we’re able to continue to deliver the best-in-class experience our customers expect,” stated Willi Goossen, general manager, after-sales business development, Mercedes-Benz USA. “Combined with the Mercedes-Benz iPad docking station, the new Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot system will allow each passenger to have their own Wi-Fi connection and screen holder for a whole new in-car entertainment capability.”
The Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot can be ordered with new vehicles or installed in existing models and comes with a six-month complimentary service, courtesy of Autonet Mobile. After the initial six-month complimentary service, Autonet Mobile offers convenient additional services that customers may choose from.
“The Mercedes-Benz customer is looking for entertainment options beyond the traditional DVD player,” said Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. “We are excited to be working with Mercedes-Benz to help deliver new and innovative solutions.”