Since it’s getting more and more easy to stay connected to different clouds, both locally and globally, it is also easy to find good use of the opportunity. At MWC there was a separate exhibition with infrastructure provider, operators, device manufacturers and service providers called “Connected City”. This continued at CeBIT – one of the world largest IT exhibitions – with the trends “could computing”, “mobility”, “internet of the things” and last but not least [...]
MWC coming to an end and I’m heading north with a strained voice and legs that hurts. In this kind of fair, that is so large, you can spot a lot of trends. Among the ones I have already spotted I want to share a few more with you:
It’s Sunday morning and I jump on the airport shuttle bus with a big suitcase in my hand. I’m leaving a cold snowy Sweden with snowflakes swirling in the air, for a more southern location – Barcelona. The bus passes the development centers for both Sony Mobile and ST-Ericsson. Today it is quiet at those facilities, but I’m sure they are working hard with their booths in Barcelona.
Today pleasing car buyers is not an easy task, not only because of current economic climate. When consumers plan to purchase a new car they will look at the same features as before like appearance, safety, performance and increasingly also fuel economy. Now, buyers put more and more emphasis also on the infotainment (IVI) capabilities of the car when making their buying decisions. In fact, according to recent studies, almost 50% of buying decisions are [...]
Your PC/Laptop runs with Windows? Your mobile phone and tablet runs with Android? How do you feel about your car running with Linux? Most probably you are not interested in what technical basis the infotainment system in your car is built on?
In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) has changed with fast speed within the last 20 years. There is an obvious trend of consuming multimedia and entertainment services in the car which we are already used to at home; typical smart products connected to the internet with high usability and excellent user experience …
It was a warm evening. John’s journey was very comfortable but after a few hours on the road he felt tired. “Mr Miller, the energy will last for the next 40 kilometres. The nearest Green Power Station is 15 kilometres away and we have to stop there to recharge batteries. There is also an Italian restaurant where I can order your favourite pasta or because of the late hour I would suggest some salad. What [...]
At the Automobilwoche Conference in Munich top decision makers from automotive manufacturers, IT service providers and suppliers discussed concerns about the connected car including car2car and car2x communication. In the future, cars will not be internet-free zones anymore