The Connected Car

Since the launch of General Motors’ OnStar service in 1996, vehicles with embedded cellular connections have become part of the connected world — an era of smart, connected products and infrastructure. Now, vehicle manufacturers are preparing to significantly increase the prevalence of these connections in their new products, and — more importantly — to employ high-speed broadband in place of the narrowband modems of the past. The connected vehicle is now emerging as a unique computing environment, distinct from the office, home, and on-the-go not just because it’s in motion, but also because of its significant constraints and its composition of both user- and vehicle-driven elements.

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