Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)


connected car

(1) A future automotive infrastructure whereby vehicles communicate with high-tech roads, intersections, signs and stop lights. See self-driving car.

(2) A vehicle that provides Internet access to all the mobile devices used by the driver and passengers. It accesses the Internet via cellular or satellite communications and provides tablet-sized screens for passengers or a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers' own devices. See telematics and smart car.

GM Was the First
Starting in 2014, General Motors was the first car maker in the U.S. to offer an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot via an AT&T 4G cellular connection. This 2015 Buick ad touts the service. (Image courtesy of General Motors.)

Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
configuration fileconnected clothing
configuration managementconnected device
configureconnected DVD player
confused deputy attackconnected home
congestionconnected home device
connectconnected TV
connect timeConnection Machine
connectedconnection oriented
connected Blu-ray playerconnection pooling
connected cameraconnectionless

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design