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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:52:37 PM

A Vancouver company, moj.io, is planning to turn your ordinary auto into an Internet-connected smart car that has the potential to do everything from talking to Twitter to texting friends to tell them you'll be late.

Your car will even be able to post its own Facebook updates. Or warn you when your teen is speeding. While connected cars aren't new, you have to buy a new car to get that feature and the apps are typically limited to those offered by the auto manufacturer.

Moj.io is changing that with a little device that you can plug into your car to enable it to deliver apps through a cellular connection.

Jay Giraud, chief executive of moj.io and one of three cofounders of the company, said the open-platform moj.io opens up the development of apps for cars to all developers. It also lets
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:31:42 AM

yeah, another worthless distraction.
How about driving your car when your sitting in the drivers seat.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:04:32 AM

Another distraction!
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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:16:19 AM

No thanks.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 12:17:34 AM

Alrighty then
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:08:12 PM

I thought that's what iPhones were for.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:26:27 PM

Probably, Google may want to add it to driverless cars.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:57:56 AM

That "stupid" idea will probably make millions!

How long before MicroSoft, eBay or Google buys it?? Or will the buyer be a smart phone company?
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:49:56 AM

Not interested.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:52:40 AM

Not for me.
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:50:22 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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335d1
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:58:38 AM

I'll pass.
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matman01
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:55:12 AM

Too much technology is a bad thing.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:45:17 AM

Just what we all need, another distraction!
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:41:24 AM

No, thanks
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:30:42 AM

not gonna happen in my cars
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:13:16 AM

I don't want my car to be smarter than me...
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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:11:52 AM

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Was just thinking about this last weekend. Best bet it continuous up dating unlike OEM. Made with unhackable software? Virus protection?
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:01:59 AM

While some of the described features/apps are very easy to implement, some may require considerable rework and extensive modification to the car depending upon age and original capabilities to work.
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unipanini
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:36:46 AM

Cool. Not interested.
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:18:43 AM

Now cars can "friend" each other. "Hello chevy2004... I saw your picture on Facebook and think you're hot.Can I be your friend... Hummer2010"
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:18:14 AM

Ah YES, Big Brother will even report on your activities at the REST STOP !!!!
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:58:06 AM

It would be nice to be able to retrofit a car that I actually like, rather than being stuck with a car that will only turn left and loses all power when it gets within 1 mile of my home. And of course I'm stuck with it for two years until my renewal window opens up, at which time I can change to another car, but I'll have to wait 6 months for the license plate transfer.

sound familiar?

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el_fr
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:56:33 AM

Just another distraction
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:38:09 AM

not interested
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:27:23 AM

Parents should welcome this.
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BennoBlue
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:15:27 AM

I get the feeling that people aren't really reading the article.

This doesn't say anything about enabling texts or that type of similar distractions, it enables apps that provide services to the car that aren't providing distractions at all -- and one of the apps is specifically to disable texts, calls, and web browsing on your smart phone until the car is parked or the parking brake engaged. That and some of the others sound as if they're especially well-suited to monitoring the driving habits of teens who use the car, quite the opposite of encouraging poor driving.

Nicoalbum, thanks for posting -- it's an interesting article, about a potentially useful new product!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:02:57 AM


I can hardly wait! NOT!!!
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:52:58 PM

Distractions, yes.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:34:08 PM

that's different way of updating a car.
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SNOWMI
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:21:35 PM

ok
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davenles
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:11:01 PM

Now everyone can have their choice of distractions.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:30:45 PM

Great potential. Interesting. Will look into.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:30:02 PM

We are going to regret this technology on day.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:16:28 PM

Driving and Facebook! Now, there is a needed mix
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:54 PM


Next they will put a recliner and netflix so you can watch your favorite program or movie while behind the wheel.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:53:07 PM

Now everyone can text and drive, hooray!
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