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To owners with WiFi setup in their Trax... how are you liking it? Are you experiencing any issues? What devices are you connecting to your WiFi network? How is the Ping and Download rate?
 

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How do you know for sure if people in this segment are looking for a very connected vehicle?
Its not like I have some hard numbers from a survey or something like that. I am more going off of who I think is the target market for the Trax and what I think those people would like. Younger people tend to really care about the infotainment system and the Internet I read about it a bit too, but I can't find the articles to prove it to your guys.
 

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As helpful as it is, I don't think it's something that would give it an advantage over other vehicles but it's more of a bonus if the Trax is already a vehicle you want.

I already use my 6GB Data plan while on the go, even tethering it to my laptop and other smartphone and that works out great for me.
 

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"Is Wi-Fi hotspot in your car that important? No. It's not. It's the icing on the cake that in some cases offers consumers an additional value add," said Thilo Koslowski, vice president of Automotive Industry Advisory Services at Gartner. "A lot of devices already come today with LTE capability, so you still have to question what the additional value add is. The additional value here is that you have an external antenna you can rely on and no battery constraints."
So yea its good but not a deal maker. The article agrees :D
 

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I wanted to post up this article that I found today too. It talks about a Cadillac ATS, but given that it is a GM vehicle, I assume that it would have a similar system to the Trax.

"The question remains though, is it any good? To find out I borrowed a 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe with GM’s Onstar 4GLTE loaded up and ready to rock. My goal was to test the car in a variety of situations to see if car-based WiFi is a novelty or robust enough for real use. Follow the adventure by revisiting this post several times today as it will constantly be updated with results and my findings."

Check it out for a detailed review of the pros and cons of a in-vehicle wifi system.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/11/does-in-car-wifi-work-.html
 

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Good read especially on a vehicle that is actually out there with the feature, with that it might be worth it to take a look at a forum on the ATS, see what owners are saying.
 
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