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"Smart" Connected Cars

As cars become connected, they will exchange more information with their environment and each other.
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As cars become connected, they will exchange more information with their environment and each other. But the capacity of their data "pipes" will be limited. So they will need smart technologies that can deliver information to drivers when they actually need it, says Andreas Mai, director of Smart Connected Vehicles at Cisco Systems Inc.

Mai envisions a system that manages connectivity by cellular networks, local wi-fi, dedicated vehicle-to-vehicle networks and satellites. He says smart technology will match connections with the importance of the data itself.

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