So what’s in store for the auto dashboard of tomorrow?
It may not be whatever’s on the drawing board in Detroit (or in the picture above).
It may really be whatever’s in your pocket.
So says venture capitalist John Backus:
In-car electronics, standalone GPS, satellite radio, seatback DVD players and HD radio will quickly disappear, replaced only by the smartphone powering a dumb screen on the dashboard.
In other words, argues Backus, YOU are the new dashboard.