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26 Nov, 2010

John Day The market research firm iSuppli recently predicted that factory-installed Wi-Fi will grow from about 174,000 this year to 7.2 million in 2017. That got me thinking about in-vehicle Internet access. iSuppli said automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, and I am sure they do, but there is little consensus on how to provide that connectivity and little evidence … Read More

Harman Automotive, General Motors, in-vehicle Internet access, Audi a8, USB mobile broadband modem, Autonet Mobile, Wi-Fi, WLAN, Amazon, Chrysler, iSuppli, eBay, Marvell Technology, Ford, Bluetooth, Subaru

12 Jul, 2010

John Day About five years ago a state-of-the-art adaptive front lighting system (AFS) could control car headlight beams automatically based on speed, steering angle, and other vehicle sensor data. Light could shine where a vehicle intended to turn, as opposed to shining only after the turn was completed. That functionality, introduced on higher-end vehicles, can obviously make night driving safer. It’s now available … Read More

Audi a8, Hella, Steffen Pietzonka, xenon, high intensity discharge (HID), LED headlamps

25 Feb, 2010

John Day I’m debating whether or not to get a smart phone. Do I really need one – or do I just want to have one? Well, either way, which one do I get? It’s not a simple decision, because the thing is going to have to last a couple of years, and the technology is advancing so quickly that no matter which phone I choose, there is likely to be a better one available before I’m out the door. That’s the way it is … Read More

Qualcomm, Mobile Media Interface Plus, Smart Phone, Ford, Google Earth, Audi a8, UMTS Connectivity, HOV Lane Routing, Jim Buczkowski, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GSMA Mobile World Congress, HD Radio

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