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Vehicle manufacturer Ford is set to equip a UK car range with wireless broadband hotspots, it has been reported.

From next year, Ford Focus vehicles will be equipped with a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot called 'SYNC with MyFord Touch'.

Passengers will be able to connect up to five individual devices to the internet while on the move.

"Ford is an automaker that is quickly becoming a personal technology company as well," said Christof Kellerwessel, Chief Engineer for Electronic and Electrical Systems at Ford.

"We're finding that Ford customers are tech savvy and – while travelling as passengers in cars – they want to be able to use their Wi-Fi enabled devices while on the move."

He said reliable in-car internet connections are "extremely important" to consumers, and this is what the firm will be offering from next year.

Last year, internet service provider 3 launched an in-car mobile Wi-Fi solution, which takes advantage of a Huawei Mi-Fi modem.

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