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My car, my computer? Not so fast

The promise of dashboard computing, or telematics, hasn't panned out as well as many had dreamed. The result: No shortage of finger-pointing for dashed hopes.

The promise of dashboard computing, or telematics, hasn't panned out as well as many had dreamed. The result: Plenty of finger-pointing, and the tech industry takes the heat.

Telematics left in dot-com dust
news analysis Automobile executives say the late 1990s Internet stock bubble inflated revenue expectations and warped business plans for dashboard computing.
May 20, 2002

Automakers stall in drive for killer app
In its road trip to find the be-all and end-all application for dashboard computing, Detroit finds that you can't necessarily get there from here.
May 17, 2002

Dashed hopes for dashboard electronics
Dealers aren't interested, consumers don't understand it, and carmakers' efforts have fizzled. In-vehicle computing: A smooth road ahead or just a dead end?
May 16, 2002

previous coverage
GM to study safety of dashboard gadgets
The automaker launches a multiyear partnership with the University of Illinois to study the mounting controversy of dashboard electronics and driver distraction.
April 23, 2002