Pioneer has announced their rearview mirror, connected via LTE, to enable real-time interactive telematics: http://bit.ly/1vw29Uu
Pioneer today announced that it has developed a rearview mirror telematics unit equipped with LTE communication module, first in Japanese market as car electronics, to utilize cloud services. The unit is continuously connected to the network via LTE line which features high speed, large capacity, and low latency. This allows the driver to use the Voice-Activated Drive Agent Service incorporated in the unit for obtaining a variety of real-time information needed for driving, such as information on facilities, traffic information, weather information, and news, and for using the navigation functions. The unit also comes with a built-in front-view camera with wide-angle lens, which allows the unit to function as a driving recorder. The camera also enables the unit to provide Safe Driving Support Service by detecting, through unique image-sensing technology, crossing lane or when the vehicle ahead starts moving, and by detecting unsafe driving with a built-in sensor.