Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Networked Cars: Apps on the dashboard – Handelsblatt

Frankfurt It’s been a good eight years, as was Paul Jacobs, the chairman of the board of Qualcomm, ridiculed. Speaking to representatives of the auto industry, he presented a chart that showed not only the change in the mobile telephony from phone to phone. It made clear in the next step and that in future only connection, video, and boxes instead of sophisticated hardware would be necessary to use the information from the smartphone in your car can.

Andreas Peiker remembers the former discussion. The founder and CEO of Peiker Acustic GmbH & amp; Co. KG in the Hessian Friedrichsdorf is good friends with Jacobs not only for years, he and his company today also one of the pioneers of the once-ridiculed idea to control much in the car via smartphone.

The Internet of Things

  • Everyday objects in the network

    The Internet is known as infrastructure, exchange data about people – whether on PC, laptop or smartphone. So it comes down to computers that communicate with each other. But these days can be more and more objects network: Heating, and door, T-shirt and glasses, car and Heating

  • One thing that many. terms

    The term “Internet of Things” impressed scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston at the end of the 90s. But it coursing many terms. “Industrial Internet” stresses the economic importance, “Machine to Machine” (abbreviated M2M) describes more technically, that devices exchange autonomous data

  • . ‘ h5> use in business

    So far, the Internet of things mainly a matter of economy: logistics companies pursue, for example, the way of supplies. Technology manufacturers bring increasingly, consumer products on the market, such as heating controls.

  • mini-computer and radio antenna

    Networked objects require a mini-computer and a radio antenna, also sensors – in the case of a heating control as to measure the temperature. These components have become in recent years, so that always new areas of application in question.

  • sextillion addresses

    For networked objects can be controlled via the Internet, one must clearly they can respond. A new standard called IPv6 is to ensure that even in the age of networked cars and heaters enough IP addresses are available – there are 340 sextillion, so a 340 with 36 zeros

  • market with huge potential

    It is difficult to grasp the networking trend in numbers, the market is still too young. Market researcher Gartner dares to predict that by 2020 some 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things – PCs, tablets and smartphones are not included therein. Sales of products and services will grow to more than 300 billion dollars. More optimistic the network equipment Cisco, the crosslinked by then 50 billion devices is expected.

  • Discussion of Privacy

    The triumph of networked devices expected to draw some discussions on Privacy by itself. An example: Can an insurance transaction data of a car owner evaluate to adjust prices to the driving behavior? Or should the police after an accident check whether the driver was too fast?

immediately after Founded in World War II family specialized in very high quality microphones that have been used for example in medicine. When the American balloonist David G. Simons in 1957 for the then incredible height of 30,000 meters and thus climbed to the edge of space, he had a microphone from the Taunus in the helmet. And the handheld microphone TM70 of Peiker enabled tape recordings at the first big Himalayan expeditions beginning of the 1960s.

Since the expansion of mobile telephony in the 1990s, the company developed rapidly. Even as it was possible for the first time in 2005 to fully integrate an Apple iPod into a Mercedes, came the iPod connection kit from Peiker.

Only Cars was yesterday: The digital revolution has massive implications for the auto industry. In the pursuit of new mobility concepts, new alliances between “old” and “new economy” form.

Today, the company supplies with its about 900 employees nearly every major vehicle manufacturer. Especially the premium providers want their customers always provide the latest and greatest technological achievements. Total sales in the last year at 173 million euros, this year there will be more than 200 million euros. The bottom line stand after the difficult times of financial crisis, a black figure, says the head of the company – how high it is, he does not say

Today is what Peiker all about mobile communications in the car with forever. more applications from diverse areas, called Connectivity. The figure of eight years ago is reality today. The link with Apps, application programs on the smartphone is still far from exhausted.

For the car manufacturer that is not good news. They were used in the past two decades, to have as many accessories in the range of what the customer offers information, comfort and service, and made good money on it. In the future, the hardware in the car itself is rather always simple, the smartphone is the control center.


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