Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The car is now a first-class citizen of the cloud

The ngConnect car is a concept car created to show the potential of the next-generation connected devices, in this case, a car. Connectivity is achieved via LTE, a 4G technology being developed by leading telecommunications companies such as Alcatel-Lucent.

The LTE Connected Car initative is involves partners from multiple industries, and include Alcatel-Lucent, QNX Software Systems, Toyota Motor Sales, Atlantic Records, chumby, and Kabillion all working together to develop applications and services under the ngConnect program.

You can watch the full video here.

It is incredible how by leveraging common tools and technologies, companies can add a lot of content into the eco-system.

The future truely is connected, and your car can join the fun :) I am sure I am not the only one that is excited to take one of these cars for a test drive!

UPDATED: Abridged Version of the video

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