Hit hard by the recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, Samsung is switching lanes. The electronics giant said this morning that it was paying $8 billion to buy automotive tech firm Harman International, effectively a massive bet on smarter cars.
Connected cars are the latest hot automotive trend. While much of the world was changed by the smartphone revolution, car dashboards remain dated and closed to the outside world. Compare your smartwatch to your car. The watch tells your phone how many steps you’ve walked in a given day. Try easily getting that information from your car.