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Internet Integration into the Automobile - Why Can't My Car Be Smarter?

Last Updated: 
Nov 13, 2008

I can log on the internet from almost any international airport.  I can log on to one of several wireless networks in my neighborhood.  I can even log on at hotspots in coffee shops and restaurants.  Why then can't I be connected while I'm in my car?  What are the technical reasons I can't reliably surf the world wide web while traveling at full speed on the highway?  Why can't my car assist me in accessing neighboring roadside networks?  This article will discuss mobile platform issues with distance travel, it will discuss available wireless standards that might assist in solving this issue, and it will discuss the unique qualification issues for automobiles that may provide barriers to significant advancement in in-cabin capabilities.  To read more on this topic, click the link to the pdf above.

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