The newest automotive computing platform is that smartphone you already have in your pocket. Look for an explosion of third-party automotive smartphone apps over the next few years, for everything from infotainment to waking up drowsy drivers. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
OnStar's MyLink app allows smartphone users to access on-board systems, here showing the charge of a Chevy Volt and the gasoline left in a Chevy Cruze.
Here is what my Smarter Technology story says about smartphone automotive telematics" Automobiles are adding smartphone apps to vehicle telematics systems that use wireless connectivity to access, control and manage all on-board systems...giving real-time access to vehicle functions, from activating horn and lights (to locate your vehicle in a parking lot) to asking for roadside assistance. You can also view real-time reports on fuel range, gallons of gas remaining, average miles per gallon, current mileage, remaining oil life and current tire pressure...
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