CES: Internet in the Car, 4G OnStar?

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Some of the top news expected this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, where more than 126,000 industry members should converge, will surround infusing the car with the Internet.

A General Motors car with OnStar running on 4G may grace the Verizon booth in Las Vegas, reports The Wall Street Journal.

CES Internet in the car, 4G OnStar?The AFP says cars imbued with Internet and driver safety will be top news at CES and quoted independent analyst Rob Enderle stating, “A lot of wild work has been going into automotive‚ĶThis will probably be the show for automotive technology going forward.”

We already know that Internet Radio will be a hot topic in aftermarket radios and kits that will come with capability to control Pandora, Livio Radio and iheartradio from a smartphone.

On the OEM front Toyota, Audi, Ford and OnStar are expected to make announcements in Las Vegas.

Keynote speakers will include Audi chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler who delivers an address on Thursday, January 6 at 11 am. He will be followed by Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO who speaks on Friday, January 7 at 11 am.

Car electronics industry members may also want to attend two in-car seminars at CES to be held Thursday, January 6 in the North Hall Room N254:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM In-Vehicle Tech: Finding the Opportunities. It will include panelists from Pandora, Audiovox and Alpine

3:00 PM – 4:30 PMConnect2Car: Consumer’s Lifestyle and the Transformation of Consumer Electronics in the Connected Vehicle. It will include panelists from GM, OnStar and Pandora.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, AFP via Yahoo! News, Consumer Electronics Assoc.

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