In the 1980s and 1990s, Cisco networked our homes and our businesses. We let them because we trusted them, and they proved themselves worthy of that trust. Now, they want to network your funeral car.
Cisco’s plan would do away with a lot of the wiring currently running through your funeral cars – and funeral cars have a lot of wiring. The plan would call for integrating a lot of existing technologies so that they are managed from one central wireless location within the vehicle. That would most likely be from within the dash.
Among the technologies that could be integrated into the in-car wireless network are:
- 4G to wireless switching
- Streaming backseat video
- Firmware updates
- Bluetooth connectivity
- GPS navigation
- And more
I imagine that remote start, trunk release, and car alarm systems can be rolled into the in-car wireless network as well. Plus, your funeral car’s newest features, such as lane change obstruction technology, could also be included in the wireless network.
Wireless technology has arrived. Cisco promises to have the technology available on the market by 2015 and is in discussion with several auto makers to make that happen. It’s just a matter of time before funeral cars have the in-car technology as well. Then, your trips to your funeral car service department will be quite different than they were in the past.
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