Tesla is testing in-car Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity with several major internet providers

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Tesla has started investigating in-car wifi hotspot connectivity with respective large net providers successful bid to supply an alternate net transportation for its fleet.

Connectivity has been a flagship diagnostic of Tesla’s offering successful the car industry. It enables respective amusive and utile features for customers and has besides been utilized by Tesla to cod information from the fleet and amended features — chiefly Autopilot.

Tesla ever offered net connectivity for free, but arsenic its fleet grew, truthful did the net connectivity request and cost.

In 2018, Tesla started requiring a caller paid “premium connectivity” package for a monthly interest to entree immoderate of the much data-heavy connectivity features. Since then, Tesla owners person had to determine if they privation to wage $10 per period for the premium connectivity work oregon not.

More recently, the automaker launched a bundle update to allow owners to usage their phones’ wifi hotspots portion driving arsenic an alternate to LTE connectivity.

Now Tesla is seemingly moving connected different alternate involving utilizing Wifi hotspots from net providers. A Twitter idiosyncratic going by Analytic managed to activate the caller diagnostic successful their vehicle:

New Upcoming #Tesla feature: Free entree to nationalist hotspots from, AT&T, Comcast, Orange, and more!

Since precocious past year, determination person been hints successful the firmware that @Tesla was looking to enactment "Public Hotspots".

I've been capable to alteration this feature, and corroborate it works! 👇🧵 pic.twitter.com/L1jJMg24O6

— Analytic.eth ᵍᵐ (@Analytic_ETH) April 21, 2022

Tesla appears to beryllium moving with respective large net providers successful North America, Europe, and Asia to trial the feature.

Tesla hacker “green” confirmed that the diagnostic is the backend of Tesla’s bundle and the automaker is presently investigating it:

While it looks similar the upcoming feature, they look to beryllium successful the investigating signifier present (measure hotspot speed).

Nonetheless it's decidedly done successful collaboration with those operators arsenic e.g. xfinity requires a 802.1x keys successful bid to articulation the hotspot https://t.co/jMM3zBTBLr

— greenish (@greentheonly) April 21, 2022

It’s intolerable to get a timeline connected erstwhile Tesla could bring the diagnostic to customers done a bundle update.

The diagnostic could beryllium utile to amended the connectivity of Tesla vehicles arsenic information requirements are expanding with much internet-based amusement features wrong the vehicles and arsenic Tesla is extracting much information from them.

When releasing an Autopilot update successful 2017, Tesla asked owners for authorization to cod videos from the Autopilot cameras. After that, Tesla opened the floodgates of Autopilot information gathering, and the magnitude of information being collected has lone accrued since.

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