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Posts tagged with 'Audi a8'

26 Nov, 2010

In-vehicle Internet access

Posted by John Day

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

Audi, then Ford

Posted by John Day

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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