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A Road Ahead for Connected Cars

Lars Reger
8/21/2013 01:00 PM EDT

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Aagney
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Re: A Road Ahead for Connected Cars
Aagney   8/23/2013 1:53:02 AM
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As new technology evolves consumers learn and adopt to new technology. For example in banking a few years ago people used to go to the bank counter to deposite checks or withdrwa or transfer money, then these functions moved to ATM, then to online banking and now to Mobile Banking. So I don't see any issues with drivers getting used to Car2X. It will assist drivers in many ways, improve safety and driving experience and eventually leads to Autonomous self-driving cars. 

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Who gets the information?
kfield   8/23/2013 9:39:33 AM
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A question in my mind is that with all the capabilities to collect endless information like speed and acceleration, will this data someday be available and used by lawyers and insurance companies investigating and litigating accidents?

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krisi   8/23/2013 1:09:03 PM
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I am a little puzzled by this discussion. What is the motivation behind this network connected car? Cars are too complicated to use already. I have PhD in EE and already can't use most of the navigation functions that are currently available in my car. I don't have the time to study hundreds of options or 300 page manual I got. I am happy it drives at all. I don't need to be networked to anyone else. I don't want to be networked to some other reckeless people on the road, or hackers who will brake in to my car network to cause highway disaster (They just hacked FaceBook site so they can do hack into car network too)! Kris

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Re: Who gets the information?
junko.yoshida   8/23/2013 4:00:12 PM
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@karen, mark my word. There is no question in my mind: Insurance companies and lawyers will use all this data.

Lars Reger
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Re: Car2X communication
Lars Reger   9/26/2013 10:16:53 AM
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The answer is actually quite simple: the technology is there! It has been proven in a variety of field trials around the world that cars can communicate with each other and with the roadside infrastructure via IEEE802.11p WiFi standard. NXP has prototypes ready – so basically, we and the rest of the industry are now waiting for the first government that adopts it – ideally mandating it – to give the technology a further boost towards more road safety.  Singapore and the U.S. are on the forefront of these developments. To fully connect the car towards high intelligence, other technologies are being added – such as telematics, sensors, or radar.

 

BUT: As you pointed out, C2X MUST go with appropriate security measures. The same holds true for any other wireless communication by the way. Again: technology is there and car manufacturers have started to adopt it. NXP is global number one in security technologies for contactless smartcards used in high security applications, such as banking or access. SmartMX security elements can be built in in a flexible manner to ensure two fundamental aspects in air interfacing: privacy for personal data and protection against hacking or manipulation.

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