Open Source and the Open Road, Part 2
Dec 07, 2011, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)
"The connected car is on the verge of going where no vehicle has
ever gone before. Presently, many cars enable drivers to pair their
mobile music and phone devices with their vehicles' sound systems.
But cars with telemetry that will connect to cloud-based navigation
and entertainment services could soon be common.
"Developers on the cutting edge see car makers keeping a lock on
third-party apps pushed from cloud sources. But competition among
automotive OEMs may push the envelope in regard to what types of
apps the connected car might access.
"Still, it is too early to say with certainty whether the car of
tomorrow will become the ultimate mobile device able to download a
trunkload of specialized automotive-based applications. "