Allows drivers to access e-mail and Twitter.

Audi has introduced it's new "connect SIM" for a handful of different models.

Essentially a factory-installed SIM card, the Audi connect SIM enables users to take advantage of a wide range of online services for a data flat rate for up to three years.  As the company explains, the Audi connect SIM is a permanently installed SIM card with a LTE/UMTS module that provides download speeds up to 100 megabits per second.

Thanks to the SIM card, Audi drivers can accesses a variety of different services and applications such as travel and traffic information as well as Google Street View.  Drivers can also view their e-mail and Twitter accounts as well as Google Earth.

The SIM card provides users with unlimited data and "in most European countries, the Audi connect SIM automatically accesses the provider for each specific country."  The company says this eliminates country-specific roaming charges and helps to save customers money.

Customers looking to spend a little extra can order an optional data package for the car's built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.  This enables passengers to "surf the internet at attractive rates with up to eight mobile devices."

The Audi connect SIM is being installed in a handful of newer models including the A3, A4, Q2, and Q7.

Source: Audi

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