Special Letter: The Connected Car as a Platform


Everyone knows the term "the connected car," and I would guess that most of our members have already looked into its commanding role within the future Internet of Things. However, there is a deeper view available of this new mobile - and very personal - technological universe, one which required years to create and which was perhaps beyond the purview of car makers.

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Published: October 16, 2014
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    Michael Tarwater | 10-17-2014

    Interesting article. Also interesting that there was no mention of the connection of man and machine and the enjoyment to be gained from the actual driving experience. I for one do not want the fun to be sucked out of this experience.

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    Thomas Rivette | 10-22-2014

    I cringe as I consider this technology with respect to all of the surveilance technologies presented in your newsletter Mark.

    Having thoroughly enjoyed your role exposing specious technology threats to personal freedom, Inventing Nations through, embedded espionage tools, I feel this "commercial" deviates greatly from the voice I have come to know as Mark R. Anderson.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 10-27-2014

      The explosive growth of the Internet of Things carries with it some extremely high social risks, among these being privacy invasion the vulnerability of the system to not only snooping, but attack.

      These concerns, of course, extend into the subcategory of the Connected Car, and it will be a major task of the IT community to address these early on. In fact, given our sensitivities about, and high personal use of cars, I expect the evolution of this new computing and communications platform to provide both stimulus and test case for the IT community: can they get it right? The current encryption responses we are seeing from Google, Apple, Microsoft and others over the Snowden disclosures, will be amplified as the Connected Car platform and applications evolve. This is so important that it may be micro-apps which would otherwise be allowed (or allowed to launch) in connected phones and pads in the car are somehow disabled, if they do not pass muster on these counts.

      -Mark R. Anderson

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Mark Anderson, Info-Tech Research Fellow and CEO of Strategic News Service™, writes the most accurate predictive reports covering the computing and communications industries. This weekly newsletter covers must-have information for strategy development and business technology planning.

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