Posts Tagged ‘google’

Eric Schmidt Says, “Mobile Is The Future”

Google’s Eric Schmidt has been on the campaign trail for mobile technology for I don’t know how long.  His talk at Atmosphere (Google’s come-to-cloud-computing conference) was about mobile and the future of technology. He didn’t talk about it’s impact on automotive, but we will. “We understand that the new rule is mobile first,” Schmidt said. […]

Rear-Seat Entertainment Sales to Double by 2015

iSuppli is forecasting that by 2015 worldwide sales of rear-seat entertainment systems will almost double their 2009 level (of 3.1 million units) reaching 5.6million units (with the US accounting for ~50%). With the oncoming proliferation of apps and advanced connected applications the RSE market is a huge opportunity.  I’ve already spent some time talking about […]

App Downloads Will Near 6Billion in 2010

ABI Research reports they expect just under 6 billion mobile application downloads in 2010 (more than double 2009 volume).  To be clear, this is a forecast of downloads, not the total number of applications that will be available.  The iPhone is expected to continue leading the charge (> 3Billion downloads) by a large margin with […]

Product Spotlight: Continental AutoLinQ

AutoLinQ is Continental’s Connected Services Platform for the car.  Based on the Google Android OS the system will allow users to create and download applications directly to the in-vehicle system. Continental’s ‘Always On’ concept is built around allowing the user to interact with the vehicle through various ‘views': Mobile View The user’s view from their […]

The Mobile Web vs Apps vs Both

As the mobile web (i.e. sites specifically designed to be viewed on mobile devices) is being replaced by mobile apps and sites that are dual purpose (i.e. the standard site can be viewed reliably in a mobile browser) Google seems to think that developers should be leverage the mobile web to create cross platform applications. […]

Google In Position to Control Mobile Future

Jagdish Rebello of iSuppli talks about how Google is using it’s classic strategy of giving things away for free to turn the mobile advertising and search markets to their favor. By pursuing a strategy of working with the mobile chain rather than against it, Google Inc. has a strong chance of success in its bid […]

Google Will Bring The Internet To You!

Sister site Tech To Live By talks about Google’s plans to rollout test fiber optic networks as test beds for ultra-high speed roll out and connectivity. The FCC is supposed to deliver the National Broadband Plan to Congress on March 17th and Google and many others have been very vocal in their thoughts on how […]

LinkedIn Question: What’s driving the development of … infotainment systems?

Question from John Day: What’s driving the development of integrated communications/infotainment systems?  Have enabling technologies made it easy to develop in-vehicle systems or is real engineering expertise still necessary? Answer: I believe the need for these systems has been around for quite some time. As always-on connectivity has increased in people’s lives the expectation and […]

Traffic Data Will Be a Battlezone in 2010

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Strategy Analytics’ Roger Lanctot talks about traffic data and it’s evolution in 2010.  In particular he highlights the need for better incident data and his view of the three technologies that will lead that charge. The solutions will come in 2010 from three key sources: mobile-phone-based crowd-sourced info, traffic cameras and, perhaps, vehicle-mounted cameras. The […]

Google Maps Navigation Will Change Mapping in 2010

In anticipation of the Verizon’s launch of the Motorola Droid Google released Google Maps Navigation. This is the standard Google Maps we’ve all come to learn and love extended to a fully functional portable navigation device…really a natural evolution of Google Maps and Google’s release of the Android operating system. I’ve been wondering for many […]

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