29 Jun '12, 3pm
@Tethercom will disrupt this market too >> "Verizon Wants to Put 4G Wireless in Your Car"
Verizon's announcement is another sign that smartphone technology is on an irreversible march into the vehicle. On June 1, Verizon said it would purchase Hughes Telematics Inc. for $612 million. The move was seen as an effort to bring the services of the home and office into the so-called connected car. In September 2011, the CCC put a slightly different spin on that concept by forming a team of auto companies, cellphone makers, and electronics manufacturers to create an open standard for the use of handheld phones brought into the vehicle by their owners. The MirrorLink standard could enable consumers to plug their smartphones and MP3 players into dashboards without worrying about compatibility. The CCC includes GM, Toyota, Honda, Nokia, Samsung, Delphi, LG Electronics, and many others.