Luxury car-maker Bentley has launched what it claims is the first superfast “reliable and secure” in-car Wi-Fi system. Bentley has enlisted global communications company, Viasat, to provide the world’s best and most secure in-car technology for its customers. The British company has created a bespoke router built into the boot of its cars and says it plans to introduce it to all of its models in 2019.
The Advanced Connectivity system can be simply accessed via a dedicated app on the customer’s smartphone. When using the Bentley Advanced Connectivity WiFi system while traveling at speeds of 110 km/h, a passenger can access a number of simultaneous entertainment and business applications including high-definition video streaming across multiple devices – with uninterrupted service quality.
The connectivity system is placed discreetly inside the boot lid, with the router connected to the on-board DC power supply, available in all Bentley models in 2019. Bentley Advanced Connectivity is a multi-channel virtual private network (VPN), which can aggregate up to three mobile network operators on one super-fast signal.