Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Telematics Detroit 2012

What will this year's event bring?  Connected car will be a big theme this year. Well, what's needed for the car to be "connected"? Wireless coverage is needed inside the car not only for connecting the car to external services like off board navigation (server based),  but also for connecting devices inside the car (i.e., tablets, phones) to a hotspot.  How will car OEMs bring this type of connectivity inside the car?  Based on the sponsors of this event, it looks like the wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint) are interested to enable connectivity inside the car.  Since all these carriers are competing with 4G today, it's to be seen who's 4G network will end up inside the connected car. Stay tuned for major announcements!

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