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Off Board Networking of Car Navigation Systems & Services

Recent advances in technology both outside and inside the vehicle will allow for the design of highly personalized telematic products. New car navigation systems (off and on board) will enable users to customize their user-interface (UI ) and access a wide range of new sen ices. DHS has focused on developing a small screen UI template that allows for users to interconnect their mobile phone, residential gateway units and Web-enabled vehicles via a range of standardized voice-and screen-based commands (Fig. 1). Hardware suppliers, telecommunication, and content providers will allow users to customize and transplant their UI across devices. Recent work for Fiat Auto has confirmed the prime importance and potential of the automobile in this unbroken communication chain.