Any time I see real-time streaming data solutions, I get goosebumps. The thought of this powerful technology coming to vehicles makes my mind completely wander towards what we could be capable of. Keep in mind, there are a lot of bugs to work out with regards to implementing fast network connections in vehicles, primarily interfaces that prevent distracted driving, Still, I wanted to share this video with you:
Imagine realtime traffic reports sent from vans actually driving on the roads at the time of the report. Imagine online radio stations which only play the music you have preselected. Imagine cars streaming accident information to a server for analysis by traffic enforcement, eliminating the need for interpretation.
Okay, the last idea will raise tons of privacy issues, but maybe if data was submitted with authorization of the drivers or warrant to alleviate disputes, we would see a drastic reduction in insurance rates.
From a benefit perspective, having reliable data streams is key to evolving the automotive industry. This seems to be what Motorola is after with LTE.