This says WiGig transfers huge video files from tablet to car (not direct from the Internet?). A simple cheap USB or WiFi will do that quite nicely. Then the car sends to the user (using a $600 tablet/phone) such useless data as tire pressure and battery state; which probably require about 64 bytes of data, and that data may change from week to week. What big problem is being solved by this technology? How about telling me precisely what component on the engine is throwing the P0171 trouble code and whether it needs cleaning, replacement, or just a jiggle on the connector? The dealer would charge $150 for that one-time info.
It takes years to get "into cars" and with a burgeoning commercial market, many vendors probably don't think it is worth the learning curve.
@Janine, I totally get that. But I beg to differ on your second point. Believe me, every major wireless chip company I talk to is deeply interested in moving their consumer chips into the automotive market by getting their chips automotive qualified.
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