This just sounds like a really bad idea!
So now terrorists wont have to get on planes to crash them, they can just hack the cellular link! Just like Iran did with one of our drones in Afghanistan!
General Electric is announcing a partnership with AT&T on Wednesday to add wireless capabilities to a wide range of the company’s industrial machines.
The deal — an expansion of the existing partnership between the two companies — is designed to equip millions of jet engines, locomotives, turbines and medical devices with wireless capabilities.
“Imagine a world where an airline, for example, can remotely monitor, diagnose and resolve issues with its fleet engines virtually anywhere in the world,” AT&T Business Solutions unit chief Andy Geisse said in a statement.
With nearly everyone in the world having a cellphone these days, equipping cars, appliances and other machines with cellular connections is seen as a key growth area for wireless carriers in the coming years. AT&T said it has seen a 38 percent increase in the number of machine-to-machine customers in the last year, with more than 15.2 million such devices already on its network.