"Start Your Engines"
As much as the tech industry likes to drool over software, it might be just as enamored with buzzwords. The early leader in the 2014 buzzword race is "Connected Cars." Many prognosticators are referring to Connected Cars as the future of embedded mobile technology.
"2014: The year of the connected car" was the headline of a Jan. 8 PandoDaily article by Danny Boice.
Any observer of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week recognizes that Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to bring tech to cars. Automobiles are about to experience an unprecedented transformation. Cars are set to become smart systems, even autonomous. Think: If your phone could drive.
NestGSV is uniquely positioned at the intersection of startup culture, corporate and government innovation, and we’re planning to host a connected vehicle event.
The case for connected vehicles is easily presented: more efficient traveling; emissions reduction; and the decline of accidents.
In his PandoDaily piece, Boice, a self-proclaimed serial startup founder and CTO (he’s currently at Speek, which makes conference calls free and easy), wrote about “the players in Car Technology who are poised to finally get it right" this year — and who is chasing Tesla on the road?
As smartphone sales begin to slow, mobile operators such as AT&T, a NestGSV strategic partner, are leading the charge into connected cars, according to Financial Times.
AT&T launched a connected car innovation center.
Qualcomm is betting big in 2014, writes endgadget.
Forget horsepower. The connected car is becoming the hottest model on dealer lots, according to a Bloomberg News story published in The Kansas City Star.
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You car is about to get smarter than you are, writes Time.
But is car intelligence such a good thing? Mother Nature Network wonders if it possible for a bad guy to get control of your car while driving?
On Yahoo’s finance channel, read how the Internet will complicate your car.
And in case you were wondering, there’s even a Connected Vehicle Trade Association, a nonprofit business league.
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