Slacker Radio was born in a dedicated portable music player, and it found its eventual home in the smartphone. But Slacker’s new CEO anticipates the streaming app will one day relocate again – this time into the car dashboard.
It will be a long time before every car dashboard has its own internet connection, but at the rate Pandora is going it will probably be capable of streaming music to every single one of them.
The CEO who turned around Ford can only help Google as it dives deeper into the automotive industry with its driverless vehicle and Android Automotive projects.
Nokia believes its can use its role as the auto industry’s mapmaker as a launchpad into the connected car. In an interview with GigaOM, Nokia Here EVP Michael Halbherr shares his vision of the Nokia-powered vehicle.
Today GM’s connected cars don’t connect much. But this fall, we could be in for a surprise. It’s completely overhauling its telematics and infotainment systems and is promising a plethora of apps.
AT&T has landed yet another automaker on its growing roster of connected car clients. Nissan, with the help of telematics provider SiriusXM, will embed AT&T connectivity into unspecified future cars.
We upgrade our smartphones every one to two years. Why not our smart cars? Nvidia has developed a chip architecture that could let us boost the brainpower of our connected cars after they roll off the lot.
A lot of automakers are lining up to support Apple’s new Siri Eyes Free technology, but Ford, the most aggressive company in the connected-car space, isn’t joining the queue. A platform war over the connected-car interface might be in the making.