Advanced Connectivity from Bentley

bentleyBentley has just announced the launch of their Advanced Connectivity, which they describe as the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system.

Bentley drivers and passengers can now revel in uninterrupted mobile network coverage while driving, benefitting from a fully working and fully connected executive office on the go.

To illustrate this, when using the Bentley Advanced Connectivity WiFi system while driving at speeds of 110 km/h (70 mph), a passenger is able to access a number of simultaneous entertainment and business applications which include high-definition video streaming across multiple devices all with a service quality which is uninterrupted. 

This new super-fast WiFi service will be available in all Bentley models in 2019 and drivers will be able to simply access the Bentley Advanced Connectivity system via a dedicated app on their smart phone.

New Executive and Entertainment Experience

Bentley Advanced Connectivity extends to passengers an exclusive, dependable, super-fast connected car service.

All occupants will benefit from Bentley Skype for Business and significant virtual office applications, like the ability to access and edit files on the move, host important video conferences, conduct numerous meetings and be in attendance for necessary discussions, all in a secure virtual environment.

The super-fast and highly reliable connection also offers Bentley users new, unparalleled levels of in-car entertainment. Bentley Advanced Connectivity allows online video services to stream content without interruption in the car, for a wholly luxurious viewing experience.

How it Works

Bentley put together an extensive international search to find the perfect partner for its in-car connectivity requirements, and enlisted global communications company, Viasat, to bring the world’s best and most secure in-car technology to its customers.

Bentley Advanced Connectivity is a multi-channel virtual private network (VPN), which can combine up to three mobile network operators on one super-fast signal. The connectivity system is located discreetly inside the Bentley’s boot lid, with the router connected to the on-board DC power supply.

The WiFi router links to a broadband connected hub situated at a static site. This hub then links the Bentley system to the broadband connection at the host site, for unparalleled connectivity, reliability and security.

Viasat is renowned internationally for having managed 14 million WiFi hotspots; for having operated a managed hotspot network in nearly 30 countries; and for bringing satellite-enabled in-flight WiFi to major commercial and government aircraft worldwide.