AT&T and Ericsson, a communication technology and services company, have conducted their second annual global connected-car study. The data was gathered from customers likely to buy a car in the next three years in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Mexico and China.
According to the study, “connectivity in cars” includes wireless Internet allowing certain apps — such as streaming music, navigation services with real-time traffic updates and restaurant services — to run from your dashboard.
In the study, Wi-Fi hot spot availability ranked as the No. 1 feature U.S. customers are willing to purchase for their car; also, U.S. consumers would prefer to add their wireless car-connectivity services to a shared data plan.