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NetworkWorld: Ericsson, Mannesmann to put WAP, Bluetooth in cars

Sep 11, 1999, 02:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jana Sanchez)

"L.M. Ericsson and Mannesmann are cooperating to produce mobile communication systems that will eventually use wireless application protocol (WAP) and Bluetooth to allow equipment in a car's cockpit to communicate with each other and the Internet.

The alliance, formed between a subsidiary of the Swedish telecom company called Ericsson Mobile Communications and Mannesmann, will produce car information and entertainment systems including in-car Internet terminals, faxes, stereo and video capabilities as well as telematic equipment, says Karl-Horst Bockholt, director of public relations for German system supplier Mannesmann. Telematic equipment provides traffic guidance with the use of telecom, Bockholt says."

"Bluetooth is another emerging wireless standard backed by proponents such as Ericsson and Intel."

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