In the future, your car is going to be connected to the internet. This is a matter of when, not if. Volvo and BMW are already working on auto connectivity, and Verizon has partnered with just about everyone. Today, AT&T and GM announced that they're joining the fray by combining their strengths. Starting in 2014, cars from General Motors will have LTE radios .
More specifically, most 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models will support wireless connectivity in the U.S. and Canada. AT&T notes that it expects its LTE network to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. The two companies plan to bring a number of new services to cars like streaming audio and video (the latter to people in the back seats, of course), Wi-Fi hotspots, and voice calling.
Of course, the more interesting aspect of connected cars is what app developers will be able to do once your car becomes just another device to plug into. Suppose we only have to wait a few more years, right?