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

“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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