We have earlier seen Brabus mobile office on wheels. The German tuner's modified vans are known to feature conference rooms with full iPad 2 integration and other office luxuries like in its Brabus 800 iBusiness 2.0. Now, BMW takes the in-car connectivity to a whole new level with an in-car router. Designed to work seamlessly with any new or existing BMW car with a BMW telephone docking station, here’s the German automaker’s exclusively-new BMW 4G Car Hotspot LTE ‘Long Term Evolution’ that will not just impressively allow users to access the high-speed internet on the road, but also marks BMW’s first in ‘auto’ mobile internet technology. Powered by the car, the device which functions as router will provide internet access up to 8 devices being used by passengers at once, and also has built-in battery pack that lets enables the users to use on the move for over 60 minutes before charging.
Notably, the device’s connectivity range is adjustable from 3-meters to about 10-meters, allowing the users to access the internet from outside the car, while keeping the hotspot power connected in the car.
The BMW 4G Car Hotspot LTE works via an LTE-compatible SIM card that can be simply inserted in to the device. And once inserted, each device will be registered through an 8-digit code. This one-time procedure becomes a lot easier if the mobile device is equipped with an NFC ‘Near Field Communication’ interface.
Connectable to a car via USB and has an external power supply input, the LTE hotspot has been produced to be used seamlessly with any vehicle.
And with the launch of this device, the BMW Group proudly becomes the first car manufacture to bring the latest and faster mobile internet technology of the 4th generation on the road to make the car a mobile Wi-Fi hot-spot.