Connected Car Tipping Point?
August 7, 2013
Tesla’s Model S is proof that the Connected Car isn’t too far; Future of the Car Think Tank to discuss
With connectivity becoming more prevalent everywhere, from the City of Los Angeles Councilman Bob Blumenfield proposing a free city-wide Wi-Fi for L.A. and Google Wi-Fi about to roll out in Starbucks across the country that’ll be 10x faster than the current AT&T Wi-Fi provided, it’s clear that connectivity is something we all want. And we want it everywhere, at lightening speeds, including when we’re in our cars.
The Tesla Model S: Bringing the Connected Car to Life
The demand for the Connected Car, which is only beginning to bring fruition to all the possibilities, is evident with the Tesla Model S. The 99/100 Consumer Reports rated machine represents all that the connected car can be, and it’s inspiring the masses to drool and buy the ultra-beautiful sporty connected electric vehicle (Do those words actually go together? Can we say that in the same sentence? In this case, yes.)
The Tesla packages the Connected Car ingredients currently available that will satisfy environmentalists, and luxury as well as thrill seekers in one shot. Perhaps it’s biggest claim to the future of the Connected Car is the 17-inch touchscreen that serves as a navigation system, and let’s you view the web, change the temperature, listen to music from a variety of sources (HD radio, online radio, on-demand internet radio, and Bluetooth® or USB audio devices), visualize energy use, talk hands-free, and control the panoramic roof.
Future of the Car Think Tank
There’s a lot to say on what the future holds for the car. Thought leaders, including Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf, will get together to discuss at the Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2013: Silicon Valley: The Global Community of Growth, Innovation & Leadership Conference. The Future of the Car Think Tank will provide a roadmap of the connected car technologies, a vision of what the Connected Car along with key stakeholders, main driving forces, possible industry intersections, and new opportunities.
After the Think Tank, we’ll make sure to update you on our latest findings from the experts. Until then, tell us your thoughts or ask us your question on the Connected Car by dropping Debbie a note, or read our head of Business Development’s thoughts on what the future of the car looks like.