Robert Acker, vice president of connectivity at Harman, talks to TU’s Andrew Tolve about the changing role of the smartphone and the growing importance of the Cloud.
In this video from Telematics Detroit 2013, Acker talks about how the smartphone has been been used, in recent years, as both a modem and a content player in many vehicles, with the dashboard acting merely as a remote control. But now in-dash systems are starting to take over things like content buffering, local storage and caching of images. And, ultimately, they will also come with their own connectivity.
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