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Tesla taps AT&T to bring cellular connection to its cars

Tesla Model S.

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Tesla will be able to tout one more feature in its advanced electric cars: a cellular connection.

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The upstart automaker has partnered with AT&T to bring a 3G or HSPA+ (what AT&T calls 4G) connection to its electric cars. With a modem and SIM card, the cars will be able to share performance data, allowing for better remote diagnostic and maintenance, while passengers have the option to browse the Internet, watch videos, or get real-time traffic info via the connection.

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