Storing data outside vehicles could reduce clutter inside.
Access to the "cloud," through a wireless Internet connection in a car, has automakers thinking out of the box.
Potential features go far beyond present uses of in-car Internet access. With the expanded data storage available, a car could become a highly customized personal assistant connected to the owner's home, smartphone, and computer.
For example, a car could automatically tailor ride and handling characteristics for an individual driver on an individual route, instead of having the driver choose from a limited number of modes such as "sport" … Read more