Friday, November 21, 2008

GM versus Toyota

Who could have seen this in the beginning of 2008?
Today, the stock market levels could not be sharper. Toyota is worth about $ 97B and GM is worth about $ 2 Billion!
I think it is time to rethink not only the car industry but also the overall transportation systems and patterns of use in the US. So, I do not support the bailout if the money is to be used just to rectify past mistakes but if it is to be used to jump start the new (transformed) auto industry. It will be interesting to see how it evolves and shapes up in the coming months.

Making Search Personal, Social and Dynamic

I think this is a useful feature to make search personal, social and dynamic.

Nice feature!
For more details, see this link.

Monday, November 17, 2008

WiFi in the Car

GM may be in trouble but that does not mean that technology developments pertaining to auto industry are slowing down any dramatically.
Here's an update on Autonet that Walt Mossberg reviews.

I see this as a starting point. I also wonder if GM OnStar should have partnered with them. Autonet could learn so much from OnStar.