New Honda Accord To Offer IBM “Touch By Voice” Navigation System

Background
Daim­ler­Chrysler is 1-of many automak­ers build­ing cars w/ voice recog­ni­tion and oth­er wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions-based ser­vices for years
But unclear if there is a mar­ket for telem­at­ics
Ford Motor Co pulled plug on 18-mo-old telem­at­ics ven­ture, Wing­cast, in June
Gen­er­al Motors has largest telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice sys­tem w/ OnStar ser­vice offered among var­ied brands