Smartphone on wheels
Nice little article in the Economist about the connected car. As expected, it has some interesting points especially on how a connected car would foster a different business relationship between the car manufacturer and the car buyer. One titbit that caught my eye:
Mobile-phone operators see the connected car as yet another device to be hooked up to their networks. In America, AT&T is letting drivers of GM cars add their vehicles to their data plans, alongside their smartphones and tablets, for $10 a month. In future, which mobile network you use may affect your choice of car. In a recent poll Nielsen, a market-research firm, found that half of Americans who owned cars made since 2009 would be less likely to buy a new car if it had a different data plan from their smartphone.
Worth a read.