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Do BMW drivers really need another road distraction?  Apparently so as in-car internet surfing becomes and option.


First to the Australian market comes BMW touting an in-car web surfing option.

Simply titled BMW Internet the system works through the BMW iDrive interface utilising the 3G capabilities of an internet-capable phone.  So there is not too much technological magic happening here, no in-dash link to the internets.

Both driver and passenger will be able to fight over the iDrive controller, which works as a mouse, to access websites on the in-dash LCD screen, but only when the vehicle is stationary.

"BMW has always been at the forefront of technological innovation and we continue that tradition by offering full in-car access to the internet," said BMW Group Australia Managing Director Stavros Yallouridis.

"For many of us, the internet is an integral part of our daily lives which is why the ultimate driving machine must fully support, and be compatible with, our information and communication needs.' Yallouridis said. "The beauty of this system is in its simplicity, utilising the driver's internet capable mobile phone."

For vehicles under the luxury car tax threshold (AU$57,466) the system will cost AU$154, and AU$200 for more expensive BMW models.  The car also needs to have the Professional Navigation System installed and cannot be an upgrade for cars already on the street.

 

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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