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Telecom, media industries see opportunities in connected cars

Media | 02/04/2014 9:04 pm EST

While mobile devices have allowed Canadians to stay connected to the Internet when they’re on the go, the coming emergence of Internet-connected vehicles will soon allow their cars to do the same. This means cars, trucks, vans and SUVs could, in the near future, be letting their drivers know when they need to be taken to a mechanic, while also providing the driver access to dashboard apps like music streaming and online maps, and allowing passengers to catch up on TV shows they missed. It’s technology that appeals to not only consumers who don’t want to be cut off from the...