The advance in communication technology has seen a convergence in home and car entertainment systems. As an indication the to this growing area of collaboration the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), said they are expecting a record number of car manufacturers at 2014 CES showcasing their latest car technologies both inside and out. A total of nine manufacturers are expected: Ford, Kia, Toyota, Audi, Chrysler, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes and Mazda.
BMW is collaborating with AT&T and Tendril to launch the BMW i Born Electric Tour Hackathon, an event that will allow developers to create software solutions that will interlink electric vehicles (EV), mobile devices and the home. The seven-city event is expected to hightlight BMW’s sustainable and holistic approach to technology and lifestyle and at the same time creating innovative solutions for the future connected home.