Cars Equipped With 4G LTE

LTE (Long Term Evolution) was a hot topic at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year, the 2015 Audi A3 sedan and a number of 2015 Chevrolet vehicles will offer 4G LTE on the AT&T (T) network.

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"Do you really need high-speed access to the Web in your car? -- Maybe," said consumer advice editor Ron Montoya, who purchases and sells cars for the Edmunds' long-term fleet. "One of the major benefits to having an embedded modem in the vehicle is that it can use the Web to download apps and updates from the manufacturer without having to make a trip to the dealer."

Montoya says an LTE connection gives the Audi the speed it needs to download Google Earth maps with street view. It's also fast enough to stream videos and provide Wi-Fi hotspots for passengers.

Tesla's (TSLA) Model S is also equipped with 4G LTE service provided by AT&T.

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