High-end automakers like BMW and Audi have already demoed their takes on the “connected car,” and even Intel’s gotten into the game with its safety-first, egg-shaped iteration. Now Panasonic and AT&T have partnered to explore the concept: Panny will provide hardware and integration, and Ma Bell will handle connectivity. All this concept-exploration will take place in Peachtree City, Georgia, and the team’s “connected lifestyle projects” will likely include basic in-car infotainment systems — think streaming music and video, along with social networking apps. But we’re also hoping for some really blue-sky stuff, more like the Mini Cooper’s driving-influenced playlist. After all, it won’t be long before the cars drive themselves, leaving passengers to demand some serious entertainment. Oh, and speaking of entertainment, check out the press release after the break.
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