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Connected Cars To Need Software Updates

What with the fervor over autonomous cars, and predictions of the arrival of the machines being anywhere from 20 years to 2 years, as is Tesla CEO Elon Musk's latest projection, many might be forgetting a major development that will become prevalent before any of this self-driving stuff. That is over-the air (OTA) networked updating of cars. And it will probably end up in the majority of cars within the next 5 to 10 years, pundits say. Consumers are getting used to fast development cycles in their technology, instigated by the smartphone cycle. They’re getting disappointed when other technologies, such as cars, aren’t matching the gee-whizz on their phones. One solution: a connected car that can update its software.

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