Gigaom spoke with Nvidia automotive guru Danny Shapiro about what Android Auto will look like and why the car won’t be the next front in the mobile OS war.
There are multiple networks inside today’s cars, controlling everything from the power windows to switching gears in the transmission. Broadcom hopes to replace all of those disparate systems with a unified in-car Ethernet network and its recruiting automakers like BMW and Hyundai to its cause.
Nokia EVP Michael Halbherr thinks that the next set of sensors in our smartphones will track humidity and pressure, which will used to generate more accurate crowdsourced weather forecasts. He believes as our devices become more sophisticated, they’ll be increasingly enlisted to serve the public good.