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I think it would make sense if it enabled more features on the infotainment. Like Google maps, and Spotify working independently of your phone data, real time weather, and news alerts etc.

Most systems don't seem to be enabled to take advantage of the extra features that an internet connection allows. That is one of the cool things about Tesla.

If it is solely to run ipads, or laptops I don't really see the draw.

As long as I have my work iphone with me, the hotspot works automatically, or it is one swipe down, and a button press to enable hotspot on my android.

I have a grandfathered in TMobile plan that allows 100GB full speed hotspot, and it is often faster than the wifi wherever I am working.
 

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Cars should be able to connect to the hotspot that your phone provides and use the data through your phone rather than having their own costly service plan and using obsolete connection technology 3 years after leaving the showroom floor.
This would seem like the obvious choice, but as someone who has owned multiple android head units that require you to hotspot your phone, it gets pretty annoying.

In reality Android Auto, and Carplaynare basically the answer for this, as they let you use the phone data, for media/maps etc.

It is just sad that this will be the future, since they linit functionality, vs what a creative car company could come up with if they had a guarantee of 100% perpetual data connection.
 
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