Oct 18, 2011
With mobile Internet becoming more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives, it only makes sense that it is showing up in our vehicles. As time goes on, our vehicles will become fully integrated with Internet connectivity. Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T’s Emerging Devices business, recently spoke about the future of connected cars to The New York Times:
“Five percent of cars are connected today,” said Lurie. “Three to five years from now, 100 percent [of new vehicles] will be connected. You’ll see diagnostics, calls when the airbag goes off, real-time traffic reports, entertainment in the back seat.”
Mr. Lurie thinks that the next step may be more grassroots, as smaller companies figure out how to repurpose existing devices, like the iPod, to work in new environments.
“What will be more innovative than people realize is the accessories business,” he said.
From iPod docks to integrated systems, we’re all becoming more and more dependent on technology to help us drive and do our jobs. Does your fleet use mobile devices in your vehicles during the workday?
Photo courtesy of Amy Guth and re-used under the Creative Commons license.