dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
453
share rss forum feed


thegeek
Premium
join:2008-02-21
right here
kudos:2

I think this is a good idea.

As long as the subscription fees are reasonable. I would think at most a couple hundred per year would be acceptable to most consumers. But even that is high considering there wouldn't likely be very high data usage. But if the automakers make it so the vehicle will act as a hot spot for any device in it then consumption could be high and you'd likely have to pay handsomely for it.

Of course, the LTE network would have to be drastically expanded for any of this to be feasible anyway. Verizon's LTE network is rather large, but there are still gigantic holes that need filled.


dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
Premium
join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
A couple hundred grey n' white? with the price they're raping you on the price of the car it should be included. same with new cars and sat radio[if you put a receiver in it at factory it should just work without you getting nicked each month for service!!1]

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH

1 recommendation

OnStar isn't included. Neither is XM. It's optional with 1 year free. Why should they give it away?


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to thegeek
I always thought adding a mobile connection to cars would be great for remote starting, u can be way further away to start your car.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
If you can't see your car, you shouldn't be remote starting it! You never know what is going on around it. Plus, these network-style remote starting and other features are just a great way for thieves to hack into your car and steal it, or what you have in it. Passwords are being broken and sites hacked more and more these days.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
smh. You do realize this would work based on a cell network before it hits the car right? Good luck hacking that.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to ITALIAN926
said by ITALIAN926:

I always thought adding a mobile connection to cars would be great for remote starting, u can be way further away to start your car.

Already done, I can start my car with the OnStar app.
--
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports

TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:3
Reviews:
·NorthWest Tel

1 edit
reply to ITALIAN926
Remote starting? Not on my car.

I get in the car COLD, even when it's -30 celsius. Start it up, let it run for about a minute, and drive.

It only needs 30-60 seconds to get the oil flowing and to build up a little heat in the cylinders. After that just drive gently until the engine comes up to full operating temperature.

Remote-starting a car and letting it run until the inside is nice and cozy warm is just a useless waste of gas. Sadly it is something which a LOT of people are doing. On those cold winter days you can see dozens of cars idling everywhere, in every parking lot and on every residential street. It's ridiculous.


r81984
Fair and Balanced
Premium
join:2001-11-14
Katy, TX
Reviews:
·row44
reply to andyross
said by andyross:

If you can't see your car, you shouldn't be remote starting it! You never know what is going on around it.

What? People do this all the time.
What do you think would happen by remote starting your car???
--
...brought to you by Carl's Jr.


thegeek
Premium
join:2008-02-21
right here
kudos:2
reply to TheMG
said by TheMG:

Remote starting? Not on my car.

I get in the car COLD, even when it's -30 celsius. Start it up, let it run for about a minute, and drive.

It only needs 30-60 seconds to get the oil flowing and to build up a little heat in the cylinders. After that just drive gently until the engine comes up to full operating temperature.

Remote-starting a car and letting it run until the inside is nice and cozy warm is just a useless waste of gas. Sadly it is something which a LOT of people are doing. On those cold winter days you can see dozens of cars idling everywhere, in every parking lot and on every residential street. It's ridiculous.

Nobody buys a remote start to warm up the engine. When it's cold out I want that fucker toasty warm when I get in. Wasteful? Yes. But I can afford to waste the gas.