Onboard Internet will soon be offered as regular option, auto experts say

Article by Christian A., on November 29, 2010

Onboard Internet will soon be a regular option in cars as the technology is expected to make a breakthrough in the masses within the next few years, according to a group of experts who attended a meeting at the Automobilwoche Congress in Berlin.

Ulrich Kurth, an automotive specialist at T-Systems told the Congress that on-board Internet can happen in two to three years as it “goes hand-in hand with the continued, rapid development of car-to car communication.”

Automobilwoche is a sister publication of Automotive News Europe. Kurth added that all the components needed to roll out the technology are at hand. He said that the chemical mixture has become “explosive” and that it is now “only a matter of how these components come together."

Nonetheless, Stefan Bratzel, manager of the Center of Automotive at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach, warned that automakers shouldn't underestimate how appealing onboard Internet is.

He also said that they shouldn’t permit non-automotive companies to beat them in offering universal standards for the technology. [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: technology

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Back in 2013 was when the first hot hatch was released, that was the original A45 by Mercedes-AMG, carrying a hand-built 2.0 liter M133 turbo mill. It was then then...
by - April 27, 2017
BMW dealers have a problem, a good problem. The demand for the 2017 BMW 5 Series is very high, they cannot attend to all the customers. But actually, supplies are...
by - April 27, 2017
After unveiling the next generation Odyssey at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Honda has officially commenced production of the minivan. As planned, Honda is now assembling...
by - April 27, 2017
All is set for the unveiling of the comeback model for Fisker Inc., founded and led by well-known automotive designer Henrik Fisker. For those who are following Fisker’s latest and...
by - April 27, 2017
Numerous images were leaked at the end of last year. While we’re privileged to have received hints about the anticipated BMW M5 F90, it didn’t give us a full and...
by - April 27, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries