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  • "The average lifecycle of an app is two or three months. The average lifecycle of a phone is 12 to 24 months. But the average lifecycle of a car is five to 10 years," said Horvath. Automakers are trying to figure out how to "refresh a car, offer an updated experience," he said, adding that over-the-air updates, made possible through high-speed Long Term Evolution (LTE) connections, are an answer.

    Smith Micro's Jonathan Horvath in eWeek concerning Connected Cars
  • The ANDSF standard is intended to eliminate the need for users to manually discover and switch between available 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks based on network conditions and performance. It is an important building block for creating a seamless experience across heterogeneous networks for end users.

    RCR Wireless - Reader Forum
  • We spoke with David Sperling, chief technology officer at Smith Micro, a company responsible for much of the software that covers security and interoperability of devices that hook up to the Web. His take: 'This issue comes up every time we connect something new to the Web, and every time, we've solved it. There's always a risk that anything can be hacked, but cars are no different from phones or tablets.'

    Popular Mechanics - Every Car Can Be Connected to the Cloud