With the rate technology is advancing, it can only be a matter of time until we have internet hookups in our cars as standard. This may seem like a massive leap from what we have today but the technology is already there it just needs to be put in place.
We live in a society in which our lives are broadcast across social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. When driving, you have an escape from this interconnected world but for how long. We only need to look at our mobile phones to realise how small internet technology has become. We can access the internet through a chip the size of a 1p piece so to then add this to a car stereo would take minimum effort.
At the moment the biggest downfall to this plan is network coverage. In order for a car to pick internet coverage up we would have to either make the roads a giant wireless hotspot or make mobile internet free. This may a few years down the line due to the current economical climate however it is definitely somewhere on the horizon.
With the right amount of money it is possible to get internet in your vehicle today. Using mobile dongles from a service provider and an in car pc, you can get a live hookup however the technology is still in its infancy and consistency is not great. This also requires a monthly subscription which can put most people off.
So in the future, it looks very likely that we will be driving along, updating our Facebook and Twitter , listening to songs that we stream directly from places like Spotify. Eventually a car stereo may be a thing of the past and the car’s media centre will be totally built in, being accessed through the vehicles screens, much like the iDrive and MMI systems we have today but in much greater detail and integration.
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