specialgreen wrote:I'd think it would add $1k per car, over the life of a car (last I looked, IoT LTE access cost about $7/month).
I doubt if Nissan is paying 70 cents a month per car.
Last time I worked with LTE-based IoT, Verizon was the dominant player, and was charging $5-$7 per month per node. This was 2 years ago, for a Fortune500 maker of monitored transformers for the power industry. However, I see that T-Mobile is claiming $20/year for unlimited 64kbps LTE data (https://iot.t-mobile.com/pricing/
) in sufficient volume, which may be $200 over the life of the car.
My guess is that Tesla is using much higher speeds than that. But they are now pushing their Premium Internet for $100/year, which is about what I'd expect for a heavily discounted unlimited AT&T LTE hotspot. If cars can use a small-enough amount of data, then the cost could be nominal; but those which provide good mapping, or harvest their customers' driving data, or provide hotspot will probably see OnStar-like monthly fees.