AT&T and Panasonic have teamed up to test a connected car concept to Peachtree City Georgia. The two companies will work together to test consumer and commuter based features for connected cars including in-car entertainment and emergency services.Read more
Forrester has a new report out today that maps out the post-PC era of computing. (Paid report here) Its written from a product development point of view and has some good information but leaves out one of the biggest and most interesting post-PC platforms: telematics.Read more
Microsoft and Toyota announced today they will form a partnership to deliver next-generation telematics solutions for Toyota’s customers. Telematics can range from GPS to in car emergency call services but also include remote battery charging management in new electronic vehicles.
From the press release: “TMC’s goal is to establish a complete global cloud platform by 2015 that will provide affordable and advanced telematics services to Toyota automotive customers around the world.”Read more
RWW is doing a series looking at how media consumption on non-computer devices is effecting user experience design and today they look at Pandora use in cars. Its been a long road (haha) but we are finally starting to see a general awareness of internet enable vehicles as being a good thing.Read more
There is a free-to-access panel discussion about in-car systems for the daily drive from the Telematics Detroit 2011 conferenceRead more
So of the 3 million people driving around with the Ford Sync system only 48 wrote a review for the hot new app, of which 25 said they could not log in. Not an impressive percentage.Read more