Cars as a Service? Mercedes-Benz latest to use cloud to flog vehicles

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, car tech

Some may even question Mercedes' use of the term and whether being able to download apps into a car's computer system fits the definition of cloud computing.

But Boyadjis says there can be some helpful benefits from using the technology. The idea of owners being able to update applications and the technology in their car is better than having static systems that can't be updated and therefore may be out-of-date quickly in the fast-changing world of technology. "You're buying into a platform that can, and probably will, get better," he says. "Cloud is a sort of ubiquitous, nebulous term that kind of resonates with people, representing that."

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.


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