Give me a car with an IP address

I wish my car had an IP address and I don’t understand why it couldn’t have one. It could either have a wi-fi connection and connect to the home wi-fi when sat on the drive, or 3G and a lost to insert the sim card of my choice. It’d obviously need an OS and some storage, but neither are a major problem.

I’d just like to be able to either set up an RSS feed for the car itself to drag down podcasts, or be able to connect to the storage from my PC and just drag and drop files across to it, either music or even films.

Doing the whole media thing in the car right now doesn’t work that well an there must be a better way.  There must be other benefits too, the dealer could dial in and check the cars vitals or the car itself could send updates (SNMP).

If we’re going to have an Internet of things, why don’t we start with the car being the first daily use thing to get an IP address.

Twitter microposts for 2008-10-12

  • reached a twitter follower milestone of 500 followers, what’s special is that @stephenfry was number 500! How cool is that.

    Sent from … #

  • Talking eldest daughter to her friends party, 20 5 year olds have great fun and hopefully becoming very tired.

    Sent from my Nokia E71 #

  • @vero maybe that’s their plan to earn more via theft #

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Twitter microposts for 2008-10-11

  • @stephenwing sounds interesting read your blog post on 3G wifi routers sound like a great back up solution to DSL #
  • @sevendotzero .tel sounds cool..a good idea to have all your contact details in once place that other apps can read from (rss?) and update #
  • @stephenwing I don’t know but I know, but they may see it as canabalising dsl customers so not interested maybe #
  • @sevendotzero sounds cool, will it be adopted as a standard though? #

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Twitter microposts for 2008-10-10

  • just upgraded my Nokia email app, now supports more email addresses..about to get interviewed in 15 mins as the voice of the customer #
  • Hello happy people..waiting for our guest who are staying for the weekend to arrive..then some alcohol..yippee

    Sent from my Nokia phone #

  • White or red?

    Sent from my Nokia phone #

  • reading the FOWA tweets sounds like a great event..interview with Mark Zuckerberg has even made it to Radio 5 with @whatleydude’s pal Ro … #

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Twitter microposts for 2008-10-08

  • Commuting into our Manchester Office this morning as we’ve a ‘continuing the journey’ event in the pm.

    Sent from my Nokia E71 #

  • Order Adam Greenfields book from Amazon as my local Boaders didn’t stock it.

    Sent from my Nokia E71 #

  • @ilicco just the standard podcasting app, nothing special, have you found something better? #
  • @sevendotzero after Adam’s speach in Helsinki and orange saying it’d like to be the lead for the “internet of things” I figured i should #
  • I haven’t played with my N800 for ages need to dust it off, might as well I’ve no idea what’s going on in Heroes #

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