According to TechWeb, “Nearly 20 percent of all new vehicles sold worldwide will contain embedded Bluetooth hardware by 2007”. Currently, European car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Peugeot, and Saab are all offering Bluetooth car kits as options, with many more expected to follow in the near future. Such a wide adoption of the Bluetooth standard is likely to be due to the low cost of its silicon, and its versatility. “Beyond telephony, Bluetooth is expected to be used within other devices, including remote vehicle diagnostics, lower-cost telematics services, advanced automotive safety systems, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and remote audio and video downloads into the vehicle.”
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