One of the announcements you may have missed at this year’s CES 2017 came from Continental. Now, me not being a car person only know that Continental only does tyres. But man do they do more than that. At CES 2017, they announced their new in vehicle entertainment system called Cloud Terminal.
With the Cloud Terminal, Continental is taking a different approach whereby instead of storing the multimedia system on board the car, everything now is on the cloud. This method eliminates the issue of outdated hardware and software components and provides more flexibility in the form of software updates directly from the cloud.
One interesting point to mention is integration with Internet of Things such as If This Then That (IFTTT) and IBM Red Node. This opens up many possibilities as to what can be done while you drive in your car!
No word yet on whether this will be available in Malaysia. Fingers crossed.
To read more head over to Continental. For a preview of how the Cloud Terminal works, watch the video below by car youtuber Bobby Ang: