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Connectivity was barely discussed in terms of its own merits at CES 2016, yet its presence was stronger than ever. The default expectation is now that it will just “be there,” underpinning the products and business models of the future.


  • One of major connected car themes at CES 2015 was the launch of head units supporting the smartphone screen mirroring applications Android Auto and CarPlay.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the automotive news from CES 2016.
  • Explains the changing role of connectivity for auto OEMS.

Key questions answered

  • How are auto OEMs approaching connectivity?
  • What is the relationship between connectivity providers and auto OEMs?

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  • Summary
  • Support for smartphone screen mirroring is growing
  • Autonomous driving was the “super theme” of CES 2016
  • Making the future work


  • Further reading
  • Author

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