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“What we are seeing right now is a redefinition of the automobile,” Thilo Koslowski, lead automotive analyst with technology consultants Gartner, told the Detroit News.
 Cars are becoming ever closer to computers as automakers roll out new connected technology such as navigation systems, touch screens and increasingly autonomous features. Google has also branched out from its famous search engine to develop a self-driving car that could eventually threaten established automakers.
 Koslowski offered a positive take, saying that a newly connected standard will revamp the auto industry rather than destroy it.