Verizon to debut in-vehicle wireless connectivity service this year

Verizon said it will release an onboard mobile device to expedite roadside assistance and allow drivers to monitor their cars. The Verizon Vehicle unit can be added on to almost any car made since 1996 that has a standard on-board diagnostics port, and it will effectively turn millions of cars into connected vehicles, the company said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The device will run on the CDMA network and will be available for $14.99 a month.