I have been saying this for a little while now, Cars will be the Hotspot, and Verizon has taken the 1st step, Hit the Jump for the Details.


Verizon has partnered up with a company called In Motion Technology to create the first wireless mobile router tech to be installed in Vehicles(taking advantage of Verizon’s LTE network). VPN security is also present for use. In Motion has already been trying this out in public service vehicles, which most likely why Verizon found them suitable to partner with, but hit the source link after the PR for the most details you can find, if they aren’t in the PR!

Press Release:
Verizon Wireless and In Motion Technology Deliver 4G LTE Vehicle Area Network

Demonstrating 4G LTE Video-Connected Ambulance at 2012 CES

LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and In Motion Technology announce the first wireless mobile router system available for securely extending the enterprise network to the vehicle over the world’s largest 4G LTE network. The In Motion Technology onBoardâ„¢ system includes a Mobile Gateway that transforms vehicles into secure, mobile hotspots; a network management system that monitors network health and communications; and a mobile-optimized VPN server providing end-to-end security. Visitors to the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) can watch a live video, data and voice demonstration using Verizon’s 4G LTE network between the booth and the Verizon LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass.

In Motion Technology is widely deployed in public safety, public transit and utilities, and will be demonstrating how its onBoardâ„¢ Mobile Gateway can be used in ambulances. By securely connecting laptops, tablets, electrocardiograms (EKGs), Electronic Patient Care Reporting (EPCR), IP cameras, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and vehicle diagnostic systems, the onBoard Mobile Gateway will improve operational efficiency for emergency responders. The onBoardâ„¢ Mobility Manager enables operations to analyze information from Gateways in the field via a dashboard showing locations, direction and speed, and monitors vehicle diagnostics, devices and networks. The onBoardâ„¢ Connection Manager provides secure IP mobility and sub-second switching in a multi-network environment.

“We are pleased that our mission critical customers now have the opportunity to do business using the Verizon 4G LTE network. We believe that 4G LTE will revolutionize mobile-centric businesses by enabling improved real-time collaboration. In the case of EMS, 4G LTE provides real-time sharing of video, voice and data that can have a dramatic impact on patient outcomes,” said Kirk Moir, president and chief operating officer for In Motion Technology.

Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the largest 4G LTE network and most reliable 4G network in the United States, which now covers more than 200 million people in 190 markets.

Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company’s LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.

In Motion Technology and Verizon Wireless have been working together at the Innovation Center to demonstrate the power of the Verizon 4G LTE network for voice and video applications and situational awareness in a mobile ER environment.

For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. Visit www.inmotiontechnology.com for more information about In Motion Technology.

In Motion