Dash brings the Internet inside the car

Dash brings the Internet inside the car

Summary: At the Web 2.0 Summit, Dash Navigation showed of what it called the world's first connected navigation platform.

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At the Web 2.0 Summit, Dash Navigation showed of what it called the world's first connected navigation platform. The GPS device uses Wi-Fi and the cellular network to connect to the Internet. What's unique is that the Dash device can mashup with Web services. For example, with a Zillow feed users can see what houses are for sale in a given area or search for dim sum restaurants via Yahoo Local. It can also display event information, Craigslist data and traffic information. Dash is opening up its platform to allow third-party developers to create mashups with the system.

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The company also believes that targeted advertising can be part of its solution. The Dash device will be available early next year. Over time, every car will be Internet enabled, but Dash is among the first to provide the Internet inside the car.

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  • What about streaming music?

    I want my streaming music. I'm so sick of commercial radio that now I use my phone to stream my favorite channel through my phone to play on my car stereo. Groove Salad anyone?

    Scott
    Scottman_z
  • RE: Dash brings the Internet inside the car

    Oh, just what the world and the highways need is another distraction while barreling down the road at 110 km/h talking on the cell phone, sipping a coffee from Tim's with a mouth full of donut, and brushing your hair. (Don't laugh I see this every day!.) A touch screen of useless information that will soon flash up ads!

    Insurance companies and undertakers will love this one!

    ttfn

    John
    TtfnJohn