“Initially, the idea of installing internet access in the car sounds disturbing and reckless. But, over time, this car will become part of our lives and people will feel uncomfortable if you do not have access (the Internet),” said telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told Straits Times, Monday, March 28, 2011.
A market research from iSuppli estimates that shipments wi-fi system for cars worldwide will grow rapidly. Later in 2017, the number of shipments wi-fi system the car will reach 7.2 million units. Meanwhile, in 2010 there were only 174 thousand units.
Since 2010, the United States car manufacturers, Ford, has been offering free wi-fi technology in several variants of his car. Other automotive giants like General Motors, BMW, Audi, Saab and Chrysler also already offer Internet access in its product line.
Meanwhile, mid-March, the Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia introduced a Car Connectivity Consortium, by including the 11 companies with similar technical standards, including such as Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen.