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Audi Turning A3 and S3 Into Highspeed Internet Devices

The car as an escape mechanism is about to take on a whole new meaning.

If you thoughtthere are not enough ways to connect to the internet, then you are goingto enjoy living in 2014. Between all of your internet capable devices youinteract with at home, school, work andin your pocket, Audi wants to give you one more and it’s the only kindthat has wheels attached. In amove that would have made Steve Jobs proud (he was an Audi fan after all), Audi haslet it be known that it is going to be bringing the lightning fast 4G LTEtechnology to the S3 Sport Back and A3 lines in possibly as early as 2014.

Several automotive makers are in the planning stages tooffer this in their future vehicles, but it's looking like it'll mainly be Audi and GM that will have it deployed by next year. Even though entertainment functions like surfing the net and streamingmovies and music will be a popular result of this add on, other attractive productivityapplications could be voice dictation, video calling, social updating andimproved in-car navigation functionality. Audi's long term interest may be centered around this technology's potential ability to improve driver and passenger safety. Audi believes 4G LTE might be the first step in allowing cars to communicate with each other.

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