Is GM's Plan to Put the Internet in Cars Crazy?

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has a big plan to boost GM's profits: GM is going to include 4G wireless Internet capability in almost every new car starting next year, and then GM will use that connection to sell you services and even apps. It's an interesting idea -- but is it really a good one?

Motley Fool contributor John Rosevear sees one big problem with it. In this video, he explains the potential problem -- and wonders if rival Ford , which is taking a different approach, will benefit from GM's determination to go down this path.

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