Connected Cars Present Challenges

Car iPad

Forbes - August 2, 2011

Con­nect­ed cars offer huge advan­tages to dri­vers but will require com­plex inter­ac­tions between mul­ti­ple soft­ware and ser­vice providers. The own­er may be dif­fer­ent from the dri­ver, the driver’s smart­phone may have a map­ping app, and the automak­er has its own ser­vice port­fo­lio. Mul­ti­ple providers can sup­ply sim­i­lar ser­vices result­ing in the pos­si­bil­i­ty of com­pli­ca­tions as ser­vices become more com­plex. Get­ting coop­er­a­tion from a large group of par­tic­i­pants is the chal­lenge.