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Report: Connected-Car Segment Rising 10 Times Faster Than Overall Car Industry

Via Business Insider.com

Self-driving cars generate a lot of headlines. But there's already a new kind of car on the road that's completely changing the vehicle market.

The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.

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Connected Car Safety an Issue for Motorists

Link to article from EWeek.com

More than 65 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer always-on navigation systems that work with or without wireless coverage in the vehicle. More than 56 percent of drivers have safety concerns about managing multiple, non-integrated applications for local search, navigation and mapping while behind the wheel, according to a survey of more than 150 U.S. car owners conducted by mapping software specialist deCarta.

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Congress and Automakers Differ on Use of Wi-Fi

Link to article from gigaom.com

Congress wants U.S. regulators to hurry up and open a chunk of federal 5.9 GHz airwaves for commercial Wi-Fi, which would let more smartphones, tablets and laptops milk faster speeds out of wireless routers and hotspots. But the automotive industry, which has designs on the same frequencies, really wants the government to slow down.

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