Above: The Apple iPad2 on the customised Proton Inspira accessing the net.
KUALA LUMPUR - Future Proton cars will come with Yes 4G mobile Internet connectivity, enabling high-speed web surfing while on the move.
Beginning with the soon-to-be-launched P3-21A sedan, the new value-added feature will allow up to five mobile devices to be connected to the car's micro wireless network at any time.
Tapping on Yes 4G Internet network that covers 65 per cent of the country's populated areas, passengers can enjoy buffering free youtube viewing, stream music from around the world, video conferencing, and seamless downloading and viewing of HD movies.
Yes is also the only wireless network that offers 4G connectivity along the full 960km stretch of the North South Expressway and a large portion of the East Coast expressway.
At the ceremony to announce the collaboration here today, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong said high-speed mobile connectivity in today's world and lifestyle was as essential music players and air conditioning in cars.
Proton Holdings group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said the role of cars were also diversifying and changing rapidly.
"Cars are no longer viewed solely for mobility but are evolving into an extension of an individual's social and business circle," he said.
To mark the collaboration, Yes and Proton are holding a "Win Malaysia's First 4G Internet Car" contest with the main prize of a one-of-its kind special edition Yes 4G Internet-enabled Proton Inspira worth RM100,000.
The customised Inspira 2.0 is fitted with three Apple iPad2 tablet computers, of which one is mounted on the dashboard and the other two on the backrests of the front seats, a Yes Huddle 4G wireless mobile router, special body paint work and limited edition 18-inch wheels.
The contest closes on March 27. For details, visit www.yes.my or www.proton.com.