Vancouver-based In Motion Technology announced yesterday that it will provide free wireless Internet access to passengers traveling on the SnowBus shuttle between Vancouver and Whistler for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Using a service provided by In Motion, SnowBus and Bell Canada, passengers will be able to send email, file stories and surf the web as they travel between the Olympic host city and events taking place at Whistler Mountain.
SnowBuses making five daily round trips will be equipped with In Motion’s onBoard Mobile Gateway. At the heart of the Gateway is the company’s patented mobile wireless hot spot technology, which provides reliable, secure connectivity for laptops, PDAs, iPhones and a variety of other devices. The integrated GPS capability will enable SnowBus management and passengers to track the location of buses at any time. Live video will also be streamed from the buses during the games.