Continental’s future connected car interface

Brian Saloka is a senior software engineer for Continental AG. Saloka talked to Driving the Nation about the connected car, internet in the car and the ability to see your car on a 360 degree platform on your smartphone, no matter where you were.

There is already connectivity in vehicles, such as Onstar, blue link, Ford Sync, that are tethered to your smartphone. Continental is using a Cisco router that brings the internet into the car. When will that be part of the car and which OEMs are looking at it?

Where will the cables be located so that you don’t see the wires?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.