Proton is the first brand to offer in-car internet in Malaysia
Mobile internet is hardly special these days as most people with smart phones are linked to the internet and can access almost everything that it offers while on the go but so far no car company has offered in-car internet that is part of the features of a vehicle and this means Proton has beaten all the compeitition.
The system will consist of a mobile wireless router that is plugged into the car's power system to provide internet access at all times when the car is running. The car' micro wireless internet system can link five devices to the system.
Proton plans to integrate the in-car internet system with a real-time diagnostic system and location specific services such as roadside assistance, vehilce location system and security enhancements.
Proton says the in-car internet system will be made available as a standard feature on their soon-to-be-launched P3-21A.
Special Yes4G powered Proton InspiraAccording to the Press Release, the Yes4G system covers 65 per cent of Malaysia's populated areas and 960 kilometres of the country's highway system which covers every kilometres of the North-South Highway and a large portion of the East Coast Highway.
Proton Managing Director, Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Tahir said that the role of the automobile is extending beyond mere transport and mobility and evolving into a sort of mobile office and social circle.
"This initiative has been designbed with the intention of offering Proton customers speed, mobility, convenience and greater productivity while on the road.
"It's not just about having the car linked to the internet by 4G, we are working to embed this technology into future Proton models ," Syed Zainal added.
To mark the launch of the Proton-Yes4G collaboration, the carmaker is offering a RM100,000 Proton Inspira as the main prize in the 'WIn Malaysia's first 4G Internet Car' Facebook contest.
The car is highly customised with special paintwork, limited edition18-inch wheels and three units of Apple iPad2 and a Yes Huddle 4G mobile wireless router that have all been mounted on specially engineered fixtures in the vehicle.
The contest starts today and will run till March 27, For more information about the contest and full details of the special edition Proton Inspira powered by Yes4G, visit www.yes.my