Huawei CarFi can turn many vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots

By John Callaham on 1 Mar 2015 02:38 pm

China-based company Huawei made a number of announcements today at the MWC 2015 trade show. One of them was for Huawei CarFi, which can turn nearly any vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

As shown in the promotional video above, Huawei CarFi requires that a SIM card be placed inside to connect to a 4G LTE network. Once's that's done, the user simply connects the device to the car's cigarette lighter and it activates its Wi-Fi signal. Huawei says that up to 10 devices can connect to the CarFi device, with download speeds up to 150 Mbps, although the actual performance will likely be lower. It even allows users to charge their smartphone.

Huawei has not yet announced a price tag or a release date for CarFi, nor is there any word on which wireless providers will support the device.

Source: Huawei (YouTube)

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Huawei CarFi can turn many vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots