The Consumerization of the Automotive Environment: The ITS Data Bus 972639
Automotive development time precludes the timely integration of the latest developments in consumer items such as cellular phones, pagers, portable digital assistants, global positioning systems and other communication, computing and entertainment products into the automobile. Consumers, on the other hand, want access to the latest services and features provided by these devices when traveling. At the same time, consumers do not want to duplicate their expenses by dedicating this equipment to their cars.
This paper will outline a current industry effort to define a solution for meeting the networking needs of these consumer products in the automotive environment.