Cars & The Internet Get Together At SXSW

Brian S Hall

There are about 1 billion cars on the road around the world. While we await the mass adoption of driverless cars, such as those touted by Google, there are plenty of changes in the works for the kinds of cars we already drive. In fact, your next car may contain more apps than your smartphone. Or perhaps the Internet-driven “sharing economy” will mean that you never again own a car – you just rent, barter or borrow one on the fly as you need it.

These are just some of the scenarios being discussed at the 2013 SXSW event in Austin, Texas. In fact, visiting Detroit “wheels” are making their case for why the car should be thought of as a platform just like a smartphone.

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