The worst part about renting a car, besides the cigarette stink and high cost, is the fact that you can't surf the web while driving around in it. I guess. I mean, I never have an urge to surf the web while driving, but I guess I just don't have a big enough desire to get into an accident.
Anyhow, Avis is sticking WiFi hotspots provided by a company called AutoNet into their rental cars starting in March, allowing porn addicts to get their fix on the go for an extra $11 per day. The hotspots will get their signal from cell towers, providing speeds of 400 kbps to 1 mbps — faster than dial-up but slower than most DSL connections. Nothing you'd want to torrent a season of Battlestar Galactica with, but certainly speedy enough for emailing your buddies to say "Guess where I sent this from?!"
Seems like there are few times when being patient enough to get to your hotel wouldn't be the smarter choice, but who are we to question progress?