Malaysia's First 4G Internet Cars - Proton announces collaboration with Yes

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From a necessity, the internet has evolved into one of the most important communications medium of today. And with such importance stands today, Malaysia’s first national automotive maker Proton had announced their collaborative move with one of the most advanced 4G networks in the world, Yes, in producing Malaysia’s first 4G internet cars. This new feature will be as a standard, starting from the upcoming new model from Proton, the P3-21A.

With the coverage of over 65% of the country’s populated area, future Proton cars will be able to enjoy Yes’ 4G mobile internet network not only on those areas, but also along the whole North-South Expressway, and most of the East-Coast Expressway.

The car’s micro wireless network could provide high-speed internet access to up to five mobile devices at the same time, and more smart applications in providing a much safer and convenient driving experience are already being planned to be put in the future. Among those are remote real-time vehicle diagnostics, security and location-based services.



“This initiative has been designed with the intention of offering Proton customers speed, mobility, convenience and greater productivity while on the road”, exclaimed PROTON Holdings Group Managing Director, Dato’ Sri Haji Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.

He also added that this project is parallel with Proton’s brand promise of being ‘Committed To Be Better’, as they are always finding new initiatives in improving the experience in owning a car by Proton.

And to specially mark this historic collaboration, a one-of-a-kind special edition Proton Inspira with Yes 4G Internet worth RM 100,000 is being put as the main prize in the “Win Malaysia’s First 4G Internet Car” contest on Facebook. Featuring a special paint job and limited edition 18-inch rims, this Inspira also comes with three units of iPad 2 and a Yes Huddle 4G wireless mobile router, all of them mounted in the vehicle.

The contest is now up and running until 27 March 2012. Further information on the contest and the one-off Inspira powered by Yes can be found on Yes 4G’s website, Yes | The fastest 4G mobile Internet with voice.
 

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this for wat purpose ya??? facebooking while driving???
 

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JKJR should ban on this...Surfing while driving???
 

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Improve the quality of the car first!!!!!...better yet, improve the quality control and management!!!
 

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maybe the car drives automatically so we can sit back and relax to do browsing...
 

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hahahah, maybe the computer will drive the car. if the computer got GPS, it will tell the car where to drive.....

Driver will just surf internet, play-play Angry Bird until arriving destination....hahaha
 

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Do you think this car is safe in MALAYSIA???? So many new technology in this car... i think within few months either IPAD gone or the whole car gone...
 

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The car become hotspot wifi already hehe . The interesting part is it can be used for remote vehicle diagnostics n security for maybe vehicle tracking.
 

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They should invest more on how to improve car quality rather than something like this.
 

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later on this car will bcome thief target for 3 units of ipad....yahoooooo....:stupid:
 

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Even high end cars doesn't have something like this! Proton needs some improvement on the technology. Not putting something that meant to be portable. Speaking from the consumer itself, I'm driving Proton everyday but MALU when facing the new Myvi. Luckily I have myself a conti's car for weekend drive. My first drive is also on the Proton. Why this maker making lots of facelift then introduce new models? Not being bias, this things should be done long time ago. Don't think about 'Peoples' car anymore, now everybody already rich for sake in our country.
 

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Not really understand 4G + proton cars?
Maybe proton got planning future tech for new model?
 

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Speaking from the consumer itself, I'm driving Proton everyday but MALU when facing the new Myvi.
why u feel so malu driving the proton? and why choose to drive the proton if u feel so malu den? why not drive ure other car everyday?

i drive a proton car too... i dun get the same feeling as u... just wanna understand why... of course i wished sometimes i get better a car... but talking about malu... i dun seem to get it...

and i mean yes, this new concept seem redundant to me, but still i am trying to get the idea of it....

now everybody already rich for sake in our country.
err, i believe that they are still people who are tight on budget and some who does not want to spend a lot on cars. the way u said is hinting that proton should make more expensive cars but i believe more in affordable yet quality cars...

yeah proton should improve in their quality, there are people out there who is willing to pay more for quality... and i believe quality sometimes would help those who are tight on budget when comes to maintenance.
 
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if I am not mistaken, this is meant so that you are always 'connected'. Have a wireless service anywhere you go will allow you to always be connected to the internet.

If you search for the term always on always connected, you will find other use cases.
There are scenario where you are a businessman/woman and while having a ride on a taxi, the always on always connected allow you to be able to work while still inside the taxi.
I understand that, to some, this is not what you want. Since, 'wah, in taxi still need to work ah?".

It is just for those really really important people that must always be connected (check office mail, make important decisions on the go etc).

Imagine that you have a media server at home and this service allows you to always stream the content to your car. You dont even need to copy the files to the Ipads.
Of course, the bottle neck will then be the infrastructure. How stable is the wireless connection so that you are guaranteed that you will never lose connection.
 

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sounds like the vehicle can be utilised most by the passengers instead of the driver or maybe in a traffic jam...

the idea of taxi sounds great... but... majority cabbies would go for the cheapest vehicle like saga, inspira/pesona/sentra taxi are rare to be found due to cost....

the such concept are meant for chaffeur driven vehicle, longer wheelbase vehicle should be chosen instead...

maybe for the inspira of the upcoming vehicle should keep it more simple instead of having a ipad... internet not bad idea, but why not just a simple lcd screen with all the features in it like some luxurious conti/japanese cars? just my 2 cents
 

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why u feel so malu driving the proton? and why choose to drive the proton if u feel so malu den? why not drive ure other car everyday?

i drive a proton car too... i dun get the same feeling as u... just wanna understand why... of course i wished sometimes i get better a car... but talking about malu... i dun seem to get it...

and i mean yes, this new concept seem redundant to me, but still i am trying to get the idea of it....



err, i believe that they are still people who are tight on budget and some who does not want to spend a lot on cars. the way u said is hinting that proton should make more expensive cars but i believe more in affordable yet quality cars...

yeah proton should improve in their quality, there are people out there who is willing to pay more for quality... and i believe quality sometimes would help those who are tight on budget when comes to maintenance.
'Malu' seems new myvi (Elegance, SE, Extreme....) is equipped more new tech because is merely same price that I bought for Gen2 CPS MC3 2010. So now you get the idea bro? Put aside the technology the powerplant is great for daily use. :proud:

More heaven during weekend with my conti's. If the next next Proton model is good then I will trade it for more great ride. Don't get me wrong, I was hoping we could have something from our country to be proud of. I only drives daily with local's. :driver:
 

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one man's meat is another man's poison...so nothing to be shame off.....if u got a car to drive, u r lucky compared to many who have tight budget n riding a bike to work breezing thru rains and shine...car is a mode of transport to bring u a to b point....
this new 4g concept...maybe there are pros n cons..lets see what are the comment after ppl tried it...hope its not a waste of money...
 

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Malaysia's First 4G Internet Cars?? i prefer Malaysia's First No Power Window Problem Cars first.....
 

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seldom heard problem with power window for their production lately...anyway they warranty for 10 years....hope they don screw up this time.
 

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without internet we can see people texting sms while driving....internet car??...huhu...can't imagine:dontknow:
 

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Having Ipads in the car? Why not build a Built in LCD Screen that can log into the internet? Can't be expecting the driver to play
Angry Birds while driving right? I dun see much on what we can do with a car that allows us to surf the net...

Other than the passengers being able to do so, but nothing much for the driver...:dontknow:
 

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one man's meat is another man's poison...so nothing to be shame off.....if u got a car to drive, u r lucky compared to many who have tight budget n riding a bike to work breezing thru rains and shine...car is a mode of transport to bring u a to b point....
this new 4g concept...maybe there are pros n cons..lets see what are the comment after ppl tried it...hope its not a waste of money...
sorry for off topic... but i think of getting a bike soon for daily commute... the traffic just sux badly... driving in a turbo car daily is going to kill me...
 

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Awesome...

not only I can Facebook while driving...

trolling on 9gag...

I can use Foursquare & google map to let the car drive itself to the intended destination...

:thefinger:
 

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Maybe can save time by surfing and downloading porn while driving...:banghead:
Using Apple Ipad as accessories...

Hey I guess all cars can fit in Ipad, just custom make a hold at the head rest and fit in 2 of our Ipads into it..
Moreover, this car will be prone to break ins...3 Ipad fitted in the car..how ridiculous...
 

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I am assuming that the ipads can be removed when the owner leave the vehicle.

Doesn't Ipad offer a bigger screen than your normal 7" screen Double Din HU?
If I am not mistaken, there was already a custom made audi that had Ipads installed few years back. . . .

like I said earlier, it is not entirely for your normal Ipad use (playing games).
Imagine with internet connected in car entertainment system, you could have content be played streaming through the net. You can have a home media server setup, then just stream the content through the ipad, you can get location based services, information etc on the fly.
I know the question on how fast this will be enabled in Malaysia might be a question. Or how reliable the infrastructure will be. But, at least, it is something to look for.
There area already interesting technology around us. It just might be that is yet to be implemented here.

In terms of usage, considering that the technology is modular, there should not be any concern what car it is used with right?
If I have an iswara as a taxi and I want my passenger to be able to use wifi while sitting in my car, I can right?
I would consider this as a concept, when the technology becomes affordable and widely accessible, there is no reason that it is only applicable to bigger cars.

what I can say is this. . .
have an open mind and look at the technology that is trying to be enabled. it might be viewed as not required now, but who knows what the future holds? Just look at how mobile phone usage grows, it is hard to find anyone not having one nowadays right?

close your eyes, imagine that the same effort is being done by your favourite car manufacturer and internet service provider, would you still be this negative?
If yes, then I have nothing else to say.
But if your answer is no, then doesn't that just mean you're bias because it is done by Proton?

or, if you are one of the lucky winner, would you say "no, I do not want the prize. Can I give it to someone else?" and if that actually happen, please say you'll give the prize to me :)
 

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Later some multi-tasking by surfing Porn...then one hand on steering, one hand on 'Handbrake' =

Malaysia's 4G Tech Accident...
 

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Wait...wait...wait...everyone....
my mom used to taught me about " DONT PUT VALUABLE STUFF IN YOUR CAR "
buy the car then mummy dont like how?

Even Jusco car park has sign of " Make sure you lock your car / dont leave valuable stuff / park at your own risk "...
so jusco right or proton right wo ?

By the way...the i - pad can take out from car not?? got new i pad already wo.. can tambah wang and upgrade or not??
If cant take out then rosak how to repair ah ??

The Malaysian question in future...but always remember... Malaysia boleh...

***Myvi also can transplant evo engine...Then every1 shocked and salute***
***This is just another Malaysia boleh...i salute***
 

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can facebooking while having McD breakfast....stuck at jam or even no home to go at nite..hehe
 

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can facebooking while having McD breakfast....stuck at jam or even no home to go at nite..hehe
Good idea wor , but night time muz go home if nt wifey will burn the car hehehe:banghead:
 

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i think who drive this car have to install many many alarm system, tinted that really anti-broke
 

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yup..the dongle for 4G already paid up for 12months upfront, touch screen GPS also hot item nowaday.