How your car will help control your home

Patrick Nelson for NetworkWorld:  AT&T is one company that is planning on consumers being able to control elements of their home from the dashboard of connected cars.
 
AT&T says that it is planning to link its connected car and smart home products via a voice recognition-enabled dashboard control. Home security will be the principal driver of the new tech in that case. But others are also in a race to bring functioning products to market and obtain consumer acceptance.
 
Two existing AT&T products – AT&T Digital Life, a home management system, and AT&T Drive, its connected car platform – will be merged together to create its platform.
 
Mercedes has a deal with Nest, the Google-owned thermostat and home smoke alarm gadget maker.
 
Apple and Google are also working on automotive solutions for in-dash applications.  Cont'd...

 

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